Diabetes Voice

Diabetes Voice is the online magazine of IDF. It covers the latest developments in diabetes care, education, prevention, research, health policy and economics, as well as themes related to living with diabetes. Diabetes Voice goes to the heart of issues that are crucial to all those who can further the promotion of diabetes care, prevention, and a cure worldwide.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Douglas Villarroel (Bolivia)

Diabetes Voice was made available as a print and digital magazine until 2018. It is now available as a digital platform at diabetesvoice.org.

Archive content of the magazine until March 2018 is available below.

Issue: March 2014
Section: Diabetes views

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

Last update: 15/03/2017

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. Two randomized clinical trials (RCTs) however recently confirmed that treatment of mild hyperglycaemia (largely lifestyle alteration) is effective for a variety of maternal and fetal endpoints.2,3 This leaves the question of how best to define hyperglycaemia in pregnancy, and how to identify it during the pregnancy.

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