Advancements and challenges in generating accurate animal models of gestational diabetes mellitus.

@article{Pasek2013AdvancementsAC,
  title={Advancements and challenges in generating accurate animal models of gestational diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Raymond C. Pasek and M. Gannon},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2013},
  volume={305 11},
  pages={E1327-38}
}
The maintenance of glucose homeostasis during pregnancy is critical to the health and well-being of both the mother and the developing fetus. Strikingly, approximately 7% of human pregnancies are characterized by insufficient insulin production or signaling, resulting in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). In addition to the acute health concerns of hyperglycemia, women diagnosed with GDM during pregnancy have an increased incidence of complications during pregnancy as well as an increased… CONTINUE READING

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