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11-07-2017 | Pregnancy | News

October Cochrane review round-up

The two diabetes-related Cochrane reviews published in October focused on diabetes during pregnancy; the first covered different methods of glucose monitoring, while the second compared oral antidiabetic agents with insulin, with both concluding that better quality research is needed to draw firm conclusions.

10-16-2017 | Gestational diabetes | News

Healthy lifestyle may mitigate CVD risk following gestational diabetes

Women with a history of gestational diabetes have a significantly increased risk for cardiovascular disease, which may be modified by healthy lifestyle factors, prospective study data show.

09-19-2017 | Genetics | EASD 2017 | News

Genetics point way to type 1 and monogenic diagnosis and prediction

Studies presented in a session on the genetics of diabetes, at the EASD annual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, demonstrated the heterogeneity of type 1 diabetes risk and the predictive and diagnostic power of a genetic risk score.

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11-13-2017 | Gestational diabetes | Editorial | Article

Gestational diabetes mellitus: Opportunity, not despair

Should gestational diabetes mellitus be viewed as an opportunity, or an inequality, and should it be a cause for dynamism or despair? Sanjay Kalra and Ankia Coetzee present their perspective on gestational diabetes mellitus.

11-13-2017 | Specific populations | Interview | Video

Women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future

Editorial Board member Lori Berard addresses 2017's World Diabetes Day theme, providing her insights on the key considerations for managing diabetes in women in this interview with Medicine Matters diabetes.

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06-10-2017 | Diet | Conference report | Article

ADA 2017

Dietary guidelines: controversies and missing evidence

In a lively session on Friday afternoon, presenters looked at the evidence (or lack thereof) underlying dietary guidelines for patients with diabetes.

Original research

02-16-2017 | Gestational diabetes | OriginalPaper | Article


Gestational diabetes and adverse perinatal outcomes from 716,152 births in France in 2012

This study assesses the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes in gestational diabetes mellitus in a large national cohort. gestational diabetes mellitus is associated with a moderately increased risk of adverse perinatal outcomes, which is higher in insulin-treated gestational diabetes mellitus than in non-insulin-treated gestational diabetes mellitus for most outcomes.

Billionnet C et al. Diabetologia 2017;60:636–644. doi:10.1007/s00125-017-4206-6

Related news story: Nationwide study confirms risks of gestational diabetes

Journal articles and book chapters

10-02-2017 | Gestational diabetes | Review | Article

Screening and treatment for early-onset gestational diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis

This review evaluates the available screening and diagnostic approaches for detecting gestational diabetes mellitus in early pregnancy, comparing the clinical characteristics and pregnancy outcomes of patients.

Immanuel J, Simmons D. Curr Diab Rep 2017;17:115. doi:10.1007/s11892-017-0943-7

06-23-2017 | Pregnancy | Review | Article

Metabolomics of diabetes in pregnancy

McCabe & Perng discuss the ways in which metabolomics may enhance understanding of gestational diabetes mellitus etiology and refine current diagnostic criteria.

McCabe CF & Perng W. Curr Diab Rep 2017; 17: 57. doi:10.1007/s11892-017-0890-3

03-31-2017 | Specific populations | Review | Article

Nonpharmacological interventions to prevent type 2 diabetes in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus: A systematic overview

This review summarizes the relevant evidence from multiple systematic reviews of the benefits of nonpharmacological interventions for preventing type 2 diabetes mellitus in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes. 

Miyazaki C et al. Diabetol Int 2017; 8: 160–180. doi:10.1007/s13340-017-0316-0

Case reports

01-01-2015 | Gestational diabetes | Case report | Article

Managing diabetes in pregnancy

A 35-year-old pregnant African woman with no apparent past medical history of diabetes mellitus attends the diabetes clinic after being referred from primary care for a high capillary blood glucose reading. What are your next steps?

Tan EJH & Scott EM. In: Endocrinology and Diabetes. Edited by Ajjan R & Orme SM. Springer London, 2015.

01-01-2015 | Gestational diabetes | Case report | Article

Gestational diabetes

Understand the pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria and management guidelines relevant to the case of this 34-year-old patient diagnosed with GDM.

Levy CJ. In: A Case-Based Guide to Clinical Endocrinology. Edited by Davies TF. Springer New York, 2015.

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