Normalizing the ‘overweight’ and ‘obesity’ doesn’t mean that there is no health risk involved. The most common problem in all these obese people is type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The new study has found a new risk factor for type 2 diabetes- miscarriages.
The pandemic has made everyone pay attention to their health as it has determined certain groups of people at high risk. For example, diabetic patients, obese people, and heart patients are most likely to get COVID-19.
The new research from the Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark has come up with miscarriage as a new risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Dr. Pia Egerup, the first author of this study says that it is hard to imagine the mental stress associated with a miscarriage but it doesn’t mean that you should stop caring about yourself.
Diabetes is a medical condition in which the body is unable to process glucose obtained from the food. The sugar levels of diabetic patients are extremely high which poses them to the treatment of heart diseases, blindness, fertility-related issues, and kidney diseases. In the US, nearly 15 million women are living with diabetes which means every 1 in 9 adult women has high blood sugar in the blood.
Making certain lifestyle and dietary changes can reduce women from type 2 diabetes after having a miscarriage. This analysis was investigated for obesity showed a big risk factor for type 2 diabetes lesser known to the common public.
Losing pregnancy is hard but what’s harder is to live with a permanent health decline every year of life. This study also reveals that obesity alone is not the only risk factor for type 2 diabetes in women.
It appears that women who suffer from more than one miscarriage possess an even bigger risk. For the lowest, having only one miscarriage increase the risk of getting diabetes by 18%. After two miscarriages the risk increases to 38% higher and after three miscarriages, it reaches an unbelievably high risk of 71%.
The research team advises all women who have had at least one miscarriage to watch their sugar levels. Those with multiple miscarriages are at the highest risk thus require high care and prevention plans to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
This current study investigated 24,700 women from Denmark from 1957 to 1997. All of them were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes from 1997 to 2017. For comparison, it added other 247,740 women with no development of diabetes symptoms as a control group.
Each one diabetic patient was checked with 10 women of the control group that shared the same age, level of education among many other factors but no diabetes. It helped to determine the number of miscarriages associated with the percentage of diabetic risk.
Dr. Egerup believes there is some genetic linkage involved investigating which could explain this connection in detail.