Chapter 11. Glycaemic Control and other Interventions in the Treatment of Gestational Diabetes

  1. William H. Herman2,
  2. Ann Louise Kinmonth3,
  3. Nicholas J. Wareham4 and
  4. Rhys Williams5
  1. David R. McCance

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682807.ch11

The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care, Second Edition

The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care, Second Edition

How to Cite

McCance, D. R. (2010) Glycaemic Control and other Interventions in the Treatment of Gestational Diabetes, in The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care, Second Edition (eds W. H. Herman, A. L. Kinmonth, N. J. Wareham and R. Williams), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682807.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  2. 3

    General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

  3. 4

    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK

  4. 5

    School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Author Information

  1. Regional Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes, Belfast, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470032749

Online ISBN: 9780470682807

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Keywords:

  • glycaemic control and other interventions in gestational diabetes treatment;
  • gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) - carbohydrate intolerance with onset or first recognition in pregnancy;
  • role of glycaemic control and interventions in GDM treatment;
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA);
  • type 1 diabetes preceding pregnancy - showing highest maternal blood glucose levels;
  • Hyperglycaemia in Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study;
  • screening strategies for GDM;
  • GDM, disease entity justifying screening and associated adverse outcomes;
  • adverse outcomes and untreated or undiagnosed GDM;
  • insulin analogues - reproducing normal physiological mode of insulin secretion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background

  • Pathophysiology

  • Relevant outcomes

  • Diagnosis of GDM

  • Screening strategies for GDM

  • Justification for intervention

  • Insulin analogues

  • Oral hypoglycaemic agents

  • Diabetes after pregnancy

  • Conclusions

  • Future needs and directions

  • References