Hyperglycemia and Pregnancy Outcomes Follow-Up Study Consortium
Horlick, Mary (NIH/NIDDK) [V]
The goal of this follow-up study of mothers who participated in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) study, is to determine the levels of blood sugar during pregnancy that are linked to increased body fat in the child, and to a mother's chances of developing diabetes 8-12 years after the pregnancy. The original study examined 23,316 mother-child pairs, and researchers determined that a mother's hyperglycemia was linked to newborn birth weight and body fat. HAPO-FUS will enroll 7,000 or the original HAPO mother-child pairs for one follow-up visit to assess body composition, blucose metabolism, medical history, and other metabolic parameters.