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Gestational diabetes


08-07-2017 | Gestational diabetes | News

Interpregnancy weight gain linked to gestational diabetes risk

Mothers who gain weight between their first and second pregnancies have a higher risk for gestational diabetes than those who maintain a stable weight, an analysis of the Medical Birth Registry of Norway suggests.

08-04-2017 | Gestational diabetes | News

Women with gestational diabetes are failing to self-monitor

More than a third of women with gestational diabetes are failing to self-monitor their postprandial blood glucose levels, with possible implications for pregnancy outcomes, according to a French pilot study.

06-13-2017 | Pregnancy | ADA 2017 | News

HAPO FUS shows persistent ill effects of maternal diabetes

The HAPO FUS investigators have reported that the increased risk for adiposity in the babies of women with gestational diabetes persists through to later childhood.

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In depth

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

01-13-2017 | Gestational diabetes | Review | Article

Primary prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus through nutritional factors: a systematic review

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), defined as any degree of glucose intolerance with onset during pregnancy, is increasing worldwide, and is associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. This systematic review assesses the existing literature on primary prevention of GDM through diet and supplements, and concludes that while nutritional factors may have some benefit, higher quality evidence is required in order to draw firm conclusions on the best intervention for preventing GDM.

Donazar-Ezcurra M et al. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2017;17:30. doi:10.1186/s12884-016-1205-4

10-17-2016 | Gestational diabetes | Review | Article

Pharmacological management of gestational diabetes mellitus

The review discusses pharmacological therapy for gestational diabetes, dealing with safety and efficacy, for both fetal and maternal morbidity consequences; as well as failure and success in establishing appropriate metabolic and glucose control.

Bergel R et al. Curr Diab Rep 2016; 16: 118. doi:10.1007/s11892-016-0802-y

10-01-2016 | Gestational diabetes | Review | Article

Pharmacological Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common morbidities complicating pregnancy. This review aims to elaborate on the pharmacological options for GDM therapy.

Bergel R et al. Curr Diab Rep 2016; 16: 118. doi:10.1007/s11892-016-0802-y

Case reports

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

Endocrinology and Diabetes

Case study: 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 study | Article

Case study: 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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