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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.

01-18-2018 | Pregnancy | News

Gestational diabetes may also increase heart disease risk

Research shows that women with a history of gestational diabetes are at increased risk for hypertension and ischemic heart disease, as well as for type 2 diabetes.

01-16-2018 | Pregnancy | News

CARDIA findings support breastfeeding antidiabetes claims

Results from the CARDIA study support previous reports that sticking with breastfeeding for longer could reduce women’s future diabetes risk, even for those without gestational diabetes.

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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 | 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.

12-15-2016 | Guidelines | Editorial | Article

What is new in the 2017 American Diabetes Association Standards of Care?

Jay Shubrook, Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Primary Care Advisory Group, outlines what's new in 2017's ADA Standards of Care update. 

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

01-19-2017 | Pregnancy | OriginalPaper | Article

Translating HbA1c measurements into estimated average glucose values in pregnant women with diabetes

The HbA1c–average glucose relationship is altered by pregnancy. Routinely generated standard estimated average glucose values do not account for this difference between pregnant and non-pregnant individuals and, thus, should not be used during pregnancy. Instead, the pregnancy-specific estimated average glucose values deduced in the current study are recommended for antenatal clinical care.

Law GR et al. Diabetologia 2017;60:618–624. doi:10.1007/s00125-017-4205-7

Related news story: Pregnancy-specific glucose to HbA1c conversion is essential

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

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

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

This systematic review assesses the existing literature on the primary prevention of gestational diabetes through diet and supplements, and concludes that nutritional factors may have some benefit, although higher quality evidence is still required.

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

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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