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Metformin for the treatment of gestational diabetes

The use of metformin as a treatment for gestational diabetes is controversial, but it costs less than insulin and is administered orally. This review assesses the available data on metformin’s safety and efficacy for mother and child.

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Insights into gestational diabetes

How do genetics, epigenetics, and the microbiota contribute to the development of GD, what might the consequences be for the offspring, and how might these factors be addressed by healthcare interventions?

Hypertriglyceridemia in pregnancy

Dyslipidemia Case Study

Discussion of two cases of hypertriglyceridemia during the peripartum period and when to use a lifestyle and dietary approach versus a pharmacologic approach to avoid severe complications.

CGM beyond type 1 diabetes

Open Access Type 2 Diabetes Review

A review article exploring the benefits of continuous glucose monitoring for all people with diabetes and those who have non-diabetic glycemic dysregulation.

Markers of Cardiovascular Risk Associated with Pregnancy

Recognition of adverse pregnancy outcomes as female-specific cardiovascular risk factors is critical for risk stratification. This review summarises the unique cardiovascular risk factors encountered during pregnancy.

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Insulins Clinical Trial Summary

At a glance: The ONWARDS insulin icodec trials

A round-up of the ONWARDS phase 3 clinical trials evaluating the novel weekly insulin icodec in people with diabetes.

Developed by: Springer Medicine

Using CGM to optimize type 2 diabetes management with non-intensive insulin treatment in primary care

With the growing importance of primary care in diabetes, this podcast discusses the evidence on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) use, the role of primary healthcare, and practical tips for interpreting the ambulatory glucose profile (AGP) report. 

Supported by: Abbott Diabetes Care

Prof. Samuel Seidu
Developed by: Adis
Webinar | 08-11-2023 | 18:00 (CET)

Keynote webinar | Spotlight on diet and diabetes

An expert-led symposium exploring the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes through dietary interventions. Highlights include discussion of the recent EASD guidelines, therapeutic diets, food types and processing, plus psychological factors that influence patient success, and the drivers of healthy eating and diabetes control.

Prof. Mike Lean
Prof. Falko Sniehotta
Developed by: Springer Medicine

Current Reviews

Low fetal fraction and adverse pregnancy outcomes— systematic review of the literature and metanalysis

Cell-free fetal DNA(cffDNA) testing, which is based on the isolation of syncytiotrophoblastic apoptotic fragments as a result of the physiologic continuous turnover of the villous trophoblast of the placenta, has been available clinically in a …

A closer look at Galectin-3: its association with gestational diabetes mellitus revealed by systematic review and meta-analysis

Gestational Diabetes Review article

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a medical condition distinguished by the onset or first recognition of glucose intolerance during pregnancy [ 1 , 2 ]. Previous research indicates that early pregnancy hyperglycemia correlates with negative …

Early gestational diabetes mellitus: An update about its current status

Gestational Diabetes Review Article

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) frequently complicates pregnancy and is associated with adverse outcomes both in the mother and her offspring. Usually, screening for GDM is recommended in the second/third trimester of pregnancy but GDM …

The association between noise and pregnancy complications: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Pre-Eclampsia Review Article

Pregnancy complications are diseases occurring during pregnancy that are not directly caused by pregnancy. They include a variety of conditions such as hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), and …

Further Reading

Maternal diseases and congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract in offspring: a cohort study

Open Access Gestational Diabetes Original Article

Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) are heterogeneous congenital defects in the urinary system that account for 20%–30% of all congenital malformations identified in the prenatal period [ 1 ]. CAKUT is a significant cause …

Impact of gestational diabetes mellitus on neonatal outcomes in small for gestational age infants: a multicenter retrospective study

Open Access Hypoglycemia Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), defined as glucose intolerance first identified during pregnancy [ 1 ], affects 14% of pregnancies and is rapidly escalating in prevalence globally [ 2 ]. Typically, the hyperglycemic state associated with GDM …

Gestational Diabetes Risk and Low Birth Weight After Metabolic Bariatric Surgery: a Complex Interplay to be Balanced

Open Access Gestational Diabetes Original Contributions

In parallel to the rising prevalence of obesity in the general population, the prevalence of obesity in women during pregnancy is also increasing, which is estimated to range between 7 and 25% in Europe [ 1 , 2 ]. Women with obesity are at …

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes after Gestational Diabetes: A Systematic Review Mapping Physical Activity Components using the Socio-Ecological Model

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a common complication in pregnancy, resulting in short- and long-term complications in both women and their infants (Metzger, 2010 ). One potential long-term complication is the development of Type 2 Diabetes …