What is the role of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in fetal neurocognitive development?

Updated: Apr 29, 2020
  • Author: Thomas R Moore, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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In a study of 212 preschool children, Nomura et al found that maternal GDM and low socioeconomic status were associated with an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at age 6 and that children exposed to both GDM and low socioeconomic status were at even greater risk for ADHD and also at increased risk for compromised neurobehavioral functioning. [47]


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