Gestational Diabetes Linked To ADHD Risk In Offspring

Gestational Diabetes Linked To ADHD Risk In Offspring

During pregnancy gestational diabetes in women increases the risk of developing ADHD in Children, A report revealed.

To determine whether there might be a connection between gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Researcher from Queens College compared babies born to mothers with and without GDM. They used ADHD rating scale to measure ADHD in children.

The overall score for children born to mothers with GDM was notably higher than for the other kids. However, by the time those who had been born to mothers with GDM were six years old, their chances of developing ADHD were double that of the other children.