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Roth, Christian

Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

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Metabolic alterations in pregnant women: gestational diabetes

Daniela Oliveira
  • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences and Unit of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease from the Centre of Environmental and Health Research, School of Allied Health Sciences, Porto Polytechnic, Porto, Portugal
/ Joana Pereira
  • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences and Unit of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease from the Centre of Environmental and Health Research, School of Allied Health Sciences, Porto Polytechnic, Porto, Portugal
/ Rúben Fernandes
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  • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences and Unit of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease from the Centre of Environmental and Health Research, School of Allied Health Sciences, Porto Polytechnic, Porto, Portugal
  • Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Management and Industrial Studies, Porto Polytechnic and Centre of Pharmacology and Chemical Biopathology (U38-FCT), Porto University, Porto, Portugal
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Published Online: 2012-09-06 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpem-2012-0175

Abstract

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and controversy are old friends. The impact of GDM on maternal and fetal health has been increasingly recognized. Nevertheless, universal consensus on the diagnostic methods and thresholds has long been lacking. Published guidelines from major societies differ significantly from one another, with recommendations ranging from aggressive screening to no routine screening at all. As a result, real-world practice is equally varied. This article recaps the latest evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and classification of GDM. It reviews the current evidence base for intensive multidisciplinary treatment of GDM and provides recommendations for postpartum management to delay and/or prevent progression to type 2 diabetes.

Keywords: diagnosis; gestational diabetes; metabolic alterations; treatment

About the article

Corresponding author: Prof. Rúben Fernandes, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences and Unit of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease from the Centre of Environmental and Health Research, School of Allied Health Sciences, Porto Polytechnic, Rua Valente Perfeito, 322 Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto 4400-330, Portugal


Received: 2012-06-07

Accepted: 2012-08-05

Published Online: 2012-09-06

Published in Print: 2012-10-01


Citation Information: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, ISSN (Online) 2191-0251, ISSN (Print) 0334-018X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpem-2012-0175. Export Citation

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