Publié par Preuves & Pratiques

Prévalence du diabète chez les sujets nés de mères atteintes de diabète gestationnel (DG).undefined


Résultats de l'étude de la tolérance au glucose chez 597 sujets de 18-25 ans :

comparativement à la population générale,

le risque de diabète de type 2 ou de pré-diabète
est multiplié par 7,76
chez les descendants de femmes ayant eu un DG

et par 4,02
chez les descendants de femmes diabétiques de type 1.



Clausen & Coll., Diabetes Care, février 2008 ; 31 : 340-346.


-OBJECTIVE—The role of intrauterine hyperglycemia and future risk of type 2 diabetes in human offspring is debated. We studied glucose tolerance in adult offspring of women with either gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) or type 1 diabetes, taking the impact of both intrauterine hyperglycemia and genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes into account.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS—The glucose tolerance status following a 2-h 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) was evaluated in 597 subjects, primarily Caucasians, aged 18–27 years. They were subdivided into four groups according to maternal glucose metabolism during pregnancy and genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes: 1) offspring of women with diet-treated GDM (O-GDM), 2) offspring of genetically predisposed women with a normal OGTT (O-NoGDM), 3) offspring of women with type 1 diabetes (O-type 1), and 4) offspring of women from the background population (O-BP).

RESULTS—The prevalence of type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes (impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose) in the four groups was 21, 12, 11, and 4%, respectively. In multiple logistic regression analysis, the adjusted odds ratios (ORs) for type 2 diabetes/pre-diabetes were 7.76 (95% CI 2.58–23.39) in O-GDM and 4.02 (1.31–12.33) in O-type 1 compared with O-BP. In O-type 1, the risk of type 2 diabetes/pre-diabetes was significantly associated with elevated maternal blood glucose in late pregnancy: OR 1.41 (1.04–1.91) per mmol/l.

CONCLUSIONS—A hyperglycemic intrauterine environment appears to be involved in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes/pre-diabetes in adult offspring of primarily Caucasian women with either diet-treated GDM or type 1 diabetes during pregnancy.

Abbreviations: GAD65ab, GAD65 autoantibody • GDM, gestational diabetes mellitus • LGA, large for gestational age • OGTT, oral glucose tolerance test • SGA, small for gestational age
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