GDM in mums a predictor of diabetes in dads

MEN who have a partner with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are significantly more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a database study shows.

A group from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Quebec, compared incident diabetes over 17 years among 71,000 fathers, of whom half had partners with GDM. 

“We observed that the incident of diabetes was 33% greater in men whose partner has gestational diabetes compared with men whose partners did not have gestational diabetes,” lead author Associate Professor