Gestational diabetes, pregnancy hypertension, and late vascular disease.

@article{Carpenter2007GestationalDP,
  title={Gestational diabetes, pregnancy hypertension, and late vascular disease.},
  author={Marshall W J Carpenter},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 Suppl 2},
  pages={S246-50}
}
The complexity of the several pathogenic pathways that cause hypertension and vascular disease and the prolonged interval that appears to predate clinical morbidity have hindered inquiry into the association between GDM and vascular disorders. As a forme fruste of later type 2 diabetes, GDM-affected gravidas are identified as at risk of diabetes-related atherosclerosis, glomerular disruption, and pathogenic retinal angio-genesis. That GDM is evidence for underlying chronic conditions such as… CONTINUE READING
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