Medicine » Endocrinology and Metabolism

Gestational Diabetes

Edited by Miroslav Radenkovic, ISBN 978-953-307-581-5, 392 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published November 02, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/863
Edited Volume

Gestational diabetes mellitus is defined as hyperglycemia with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. The incidence of gestational diabetes is still increasing and this pathological condition has strong association with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Since gestational diabetes can have long-term pathological consequences for both mother and the child, it is important that it is promptly recognized and adequately managed. Treatment of gestational diabetes is aimed to maintain euglycemia and it should involve regular glucose monitoring, dietary modifications, life style changes, appropriate physical activity, and when necessary, pharmacotherapy. Adequate glycemic control throughout the pregnancy can notably reduce the occurrence of specific adverse perinatal and maternal outcomes. In a long-term prospect, in order to prevent development of diabetes later in life, as well to avoid associated complications, an adequate education on lifestyle modifications should start in pregnancy and continue postpartum.

Prof. Miroslav Radenkovic

University of Belgrade, Serbia

Dr. Miroslav Radenković was born in 1968. He graduated at the School of Medicine – University of Belgrade in 1995, and since 1996 he is working at the Department of Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (School of Medicine – University of Belgrade), currently in the position of the associate professor. He received an MSc, board certified in clinical pharmacology and PhD in 1999, 2000 and 2004, respectively, from the School of Medicine – University of Belgrade. Since 2002 Dr. Radenković officially participates in research activities of several scientific projects supported by the Ministry of Science – Republic of Serbia. In 2007 he was a principal investigator in the scientific project financed by the Austrian Science Fund (Lise Meitner Program) and senior postdoc at the Medical University of Vienna. In the capacity of guest researcher he worked at the University Medical Center Hamburg – Eppendorf and the University of Graz. Dr. Radenković is a member of the Austrian Pharmacological Society, Austrian Atherosclerosis Society, German Atherosclerosis Society, European Atherosclerosis Society, Bioethical Society of Serbia, and Serbian Medical Society.

Experience

Education

  • 1987 – 1987

    /, Belgrade

  • 2010 - current

    School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade

    Department of Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • 2004 – 2004

    School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade

    Department of Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

Edited Books

  • Gestational Diabetes

    Gestational diabetes mellitus is defined as hyperglycemia with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. The incidence of gestational diabetes is still increasing and this pathological condition has strong association with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Since gestational diabetes can have long-term pathological consequences for both mother and the child, it is important that it is promptly recognized and adequately managed. Treatment of gestational diabetes is aimed to maintain euglycemia and it should involve regular glucose monitoring, dietary modifications, life style changes, appropriate physical activity, and when necessary, pharmacotherapy. Adequate glycemic control throughout the pregnancy can notably reduce the occurrence of specific adverse perinatal and maternal outcomes. In a long-term prospect, in order to prevent development of diabetes later in life, as well to avoid associated complications, an adequate education on lifestyle modifications should start in pregnancy and continue postpartum.