Genes causing diabetes in would-be-mothers - idetified

According to a recent finding by a team of experts from Korea,  some specific genes are responsible for triggering diabetes mellitus in pregnant women.

Genes CDKAL1, CDKN2A-2B, HHEX, IGF2BP2, SLC30A8, TCF7L2  are specifically responsible for improper secretions of insulin from beta cells of pancreas. Which result in severe disorders like early labor, birth defects, large babies and complications during delivery in expectant mothers.

According to professors Park Kyong-soo, Cho Young-min and Jang Hak-cheol of the Seoul National University Hospital, there is a connection between type 2 diabetes and disease that prevail during pregnancy stage of women.They are trying to identify the mechanism of diabetes through this discovery.

However, experts asked mothers not to worry much, as only a small percentage of women are affected by such disease and form now on doctors will be highly alert, and if they detect the presence of these genes in a pregnant woman they would certainly take appropriate steps to protect  mother and the child.

Source:Koreatimes

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