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Friday, July 27, 2018

Mothers' Diabetes Linked to Autism Risk in Children

By the study’s conclusion in 2017, children who had been exposed to type 1 diabetes in utero had been diagnosed with autism at rates of 4.4 per 1,000, compared to 1.8 per 1,000 for children who hadn’t been exposed to diabetes at all. The results also affirmed the findings of a previous study of maternal type 2 and gestational diabetes by the same researchers. In the current study, they identified rates of autism diagnosis as 3.6 per 1,000 for type 2 diabetes, 2.9 per 1,000 for gestational diabetes diagnosed before 26 weeks, and 2.1 per 1,000 for gestational diabetes diagnosed later than 26 weeks.

Read more here at Psychology Today.