Is there any correlation between pre-eclampsia, HELLP syndrome and type 1 diabetes?

Posted on Mon, 19 Dec 2016 in Women's Health
Question: My wife has recently became a type 1 diabetic. She is 23 years old and was healthy until this. She has no family history of type 1 diabetes. She had severe preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome with our child during her pregnancy. What I am trying to find out is if the preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome caused her Diabetes. Also he blood pressure during 3rd trimester was always high (185/? on average). She also had severe edema. She started loosing vision in the left eye and she also had back pains as well. Please Help. Thank You
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
As below

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
There is no corelation between pre eclampsia, HELLP syndrome and type 1 diabetes.
Having a mother who had history of pre eclampmsia is a risk factor for the child developing type 1 diabetes later on in life.
But not applicable to this scenario.
All the best.
PLease feel free to discuss further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
Answered by
Dr. Aarti Abraham


Practicing since :1998

Answered : 6010 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Pre eclampsia

doctor1 MD

I am a 44 year old woman in very good health. I live an active lifestyle and walk between 3-6 miles 4 times/week, I bicycle and hike, I drink...

doctor1 MD

My sister-in-law delivered twins vaginally on May 14th. She wasn t feeling well today and was taken to the hospital. She is diagnose with...

doctor1 MD

Hell, Im 33 years old and have trace amounts of protein in my urine. I seen a urologist who said I had tiny polps in my bladder when looking in...

doctor1 MD

Hi, whilst exercising I developed a bad chest pain that spread from breastbone area across to my left shoulder, my shoulder blade and then...

doctor1 MD

I had notching in bilateral uterine arteries ,does it pose any risk in pregnancy please? Is it independent risk factor for Preeclampsia?

doctor1 MD

I went to the ER yesterday thinking that i just had a tooth absess, but the swelling has continued to grow. I have tried hot compresses, swelling...

doctor1 MD

got double marker test results of my wife and nt scan result. need opinion

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

127 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction