Diabetes type 2 is a high count of white blood cells involved in gestational diabetes?
Causes of diabetes gestational diabetes or diabetes of pregnancy are more complex, the more research is done on the condition. In March 2016, the medical journal Endocrine presents results of a study of the molecules involved in immunity and their possible role in gestational diabetes.
For a healthy pregnancy, the fetus should not be considered as a foreign body for the immune system to attack. Individual molecules involved in immune responses to work with white blood cells to prevent them from attacking the fetus. If these white cells and molecules were not serviceable, maybe a result of inflammation involved in the development of gestational diabetes?
Researchers from the Federal University of são Paulo, Brazil, looked at the molecules that regulate the immune response during pregnancy. Their goal was to find out whether such molecules and white blood cells may be involved in the inflammatory process and gestational diabetes. Their study included…
30 healthy pregnant women
- 20 women diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy.
He was found…
- women with diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy had a significantly higher number of white blood cells than healthy women. Some white cells were seen only in women receiving treatment with insulin.
- molecules that stimulate white blood cells to attack was more abundant in women with diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy than healthy women, and
- women diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy were smaller molecules that typically inhibit the white cells.
From these results, it was concluded women diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy an impaired ability to support your immune system from attacking their fetus.
White studied cells known as T-cells or T-lymphocytes because they Mature in an organ called the thymus. They are looking for and attack foreign molecules, the release of cytokines and are involved in inflammatory reactions. T cells against the body’s cells usually are destroyed or altered to prevent autoimmune reactions in which the immune system attacks the body.
Does inflammation with an imbalance of immune molecules and cells contribute to the development of gestational diabetes or women with gestational diabetes have problems coordinating his white cells and immune molecules? The above studies are cross-sectional, which means that the blood tests were performed at the same time in women with and without diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy.
A longitudinal study can answer to what is the cause and which the effect. In a longitudinal study, are interested can look at white blood cells and immune molecules in the group of women with a healthy pregnancy and compare the development of gestational diabetes in women with and without corriente levels of immunity. Of course, prevention of gestational diabetes and impaired immune function as worthy goals.