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Podcast: Episode 13: Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Prevented in the Fetal Stage?

3. May 2023

It is important to promote a healthy lifestyle for children and adolescents, because the opposite can be related to the development of diseases such as type 2 diabetes in adulthood. But there is too little knowledge about how much difference it makes for a child if a mother with excess weight lives healthy during pregnancy. Based on a previous research project, a follow-up study was conducted with the now 14-year-old children to see the long-term effects of their mothers' lifestyle changes during pregnancy.

Hear Christina Anne Vinter, obstetrician at the Department of Obstetrics at Odense University Hospital and clinical associate professor at Steno Diabetes Center in Odense tell more about how to investigate the effect of lifestyle changes in pregnant women with overweight.

Diabetes researchers are published in a collaboration between the seven Steno Diabetes Centers. All podcasts are in Danish.