Kaiser Study Finds Link Between Gestational Diabetes and Increased Risk of Autism
Diabetes diagnosed in women during early stages of pregnancy was linked to an increased risk in their children being diagnosed with autism, according to a study of 322,000 children born at Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in Southern California. Meanwhile, women whose gestational diabetes was diagnosed after 26 weeks of pregnancy had the same risk of having a child who developed autism as women without diabetes.
- "Are Autism and Diabetes Linked? New Kaiser Study Says Yes" (Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun/Pasadena Star-News, 4/15).
- "Gestational Diabetes Before 26 Weeks May Raise Autism Risk" (Busko, Medscape, 4/15).