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Addressing the challenge of GDM in the developing world - perspectives from rural western Kenya

IDF Diabetes Atlas reveals high burden of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy

Hyperglycaemia is one of the most prevalent metabolic disorders occurring during pregnancy. It can be a result of either existing diabetes in a pregnant woman or the development of insulin resistance and hyperglycaemia during pregnancy.

Hyperglycaemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) 2014 - fact, frustration and future needs

The concept of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) or hyperglycaemia in pregnancy has long been recognised but is still the subject of much controversy.1 Many different screening protocols and clinical guidelines exist, but no international consensus, and even within countries there is considerable confusion as to what constitutes best practice.

Diabetes Voices - the power of learning for life

Gestational diabetes – an update from India

In recent decades, more women of a reproductive age have diabetes, and more pregnancies are complicated by pre-existing diabetes especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Also of concern is gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) - the type of diabetes that is first recognized during pregnancy and affects up to 15% of women worldwide.


Voices of type 1 diabetes: doing my best each and every day

Voices of type 1 diabetes is a new Diabetes Voice instalment reflecting the personal burden of diabetes in society. This new series will present individual stories from all over the world and provide an opportunity to appreciate different perspectives about life with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. In this first edition, voices from the type 1 diabetes community share their thoughts about every day life beyond diagnosis.
 


Gestational diabetes: an invisible maternal health issue

Gestational diabetes, defined as ‘any degree of glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy’ has increased over the last 20 years, reflecting the increasing frequency of type 2 diabetes in the underlying population. Despite being associated with several pregnancy complications, and increasing the risk of both mother and child developing type 2 diabetes later in life, gestational diabetes remains a neglected maternal health issue.

Mobilizing on women and diabetes for global development

For three decades, ambitious commitments have been made at the global level to promote gender equality and empower women. But the translation into action of the commitments pledged in the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Beijing Platform for Action and the Millennium Development Goals has been less impressive. Inequality between women and men and girls and boys remains pervasive, particularly in lowand middle-income countries.

Special reasons for a special focus

President's editorial

The striking variety of gender-related aspects of diabetes

Editor-in-Chief's editorial

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