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Maternal Type 1 Diabetes and Risk of Autism in Offspring

Xiang AH, Wang X, Martinez MP, Page K, Buchanan TA, Feldman RK (2018) JAMA.  2018 Jul;320(1): 89-91. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.7614. 

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Maternal preexisting type 2 diabetes (T2D) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) diagnosed by 26 weeks’ gestation have been associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring.1 However, little is known about ASD risk associated with maternal preexisting type 1 diabetes (T1D). We extend previous observations by examining the risk of ASD in offspring associated with maternal T1D, T2D, and GDM.