Scientists found that autism risk was higher in children whose moms had one of the three main types of diabetes that lead to complications in pregnancy.

A mom’s diabetes can raise her child’s risk for autism, according to new research at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California.

Scientists found that autism risk was higher in children whose moms had one of the three main types of diabetes that lead to complications in pregnancy: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes mellitus, a form of high blood sugar that affects pregnant women.