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Gestational diabetes


03-16-2018 | Gestational diabetes | News

Limiting weight gain after gestational diabetes diagnosis could help prevent complications

Women with gestational diabetes who gain weight late in pregnancy have an increased risk for adverse birth outcomes, study results presented at the 2018 Diabetes UK Professional Conference in London suggest.

02-09-2018 | Gestational diabetes | News

High macrosomia risk with early gestational diabetes diagnosis

Women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes within the first 24 weeks of pregnancy are at particularly high risk for delivering a baby that is large for its gestational age, say researchers.

01-29-2018 | Gestational diabetes | News

Lifestyle intervention could aid weight loss in women with gestational diabetes

A postpartum lifestyle intervention may help women with gestational diabetes to lose weight following childbirth, indicate results from the 1-year analysis of the Tianjin Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Prevention Program randomized controlled trial.

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12-14-2017 | Guidelines | Editorial | Article

What is new in the 2018 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes?

Jay Shubrook, Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Primary Care Advisory Group, outlines what's new in 2018's ADA Standards of Care update. 

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.

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

02-09-2018 | Neuropathy | Review | Article

Diabetic painful neuropathy and restless legs syndrome in diabetes

Kalra S, Gupta A. Diabetes Ther 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0376-6

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

Case reports

12-19-2017 | Pregnancy | Case report | Article

Successful glycemic control using a flash glucose monitoring system for a pregnant woman with diabetes: A case report

The authors report the case of a pregnant Japanese woman who experienced gestational diabetes mellitus during her first pregnancy and developed impaired glucose tolerance after the delivery.

Kishimoto M, Tamada S, Oshiba Y. J Diabetes Metab Disord 2017; 16: 44. doi: 10.1186/s40200-017-0327-1

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