Can shared care improve outcomes in women with gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes, which is defined as ‘any degree of glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy’, damages the health of millions of women and their babies during the perinatal period and later in life. Like type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes is on the rise worldwide. However, the management of gestational diabetes is less developed than the management of type 1 diabetes and 2 diabetes. In this report, Xilin Yang
and Huiguang Tian describe a translational study into the effects of shared care versus usual care in Tianjin, China, the aim of which is to develop an effective and sustainable care model for managing gestational diabetes.