Smoking during pregnancy and diabetes
Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy, a condition known as gestational diabetes.
They found that average blood glucose levels were highest among women, who continued to smoke, and were lowest among women who never smoked or who quit before or during pregnancy. Rates of gestational diabetes were highest among women who smoked (4.4 per cent) and lowest among those who had never smoked (1.8 per cent). Women who quit before or during pregnancy had intermediate rates of gestational diabetes (1.9 per cent and 2.5 per cent).The findings suggest that smoking may be an important modifiable risk factor for gestational diabetes mellitus.
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