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Gestational Diabetes

Edited by Miroslav Radenkovic

University of Belgrade

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.

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Gestational DiabetesEdited by Miroslav Radenkovic

Published: November 2nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/863

ISBN: 978-953-307-581-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6548-4

Copyright year: 2011

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13 Crossref Citations

22 Web of Science Citations

51 Dimensions Citations


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1. Novel Screening Approaches for the Early Detection of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

By Harry M. Georgiou, Sebastián Illanes López and Gregory E. Rice


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2. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus - A Perspective

By Veerasamy Seshiah, Vijayam Balaji and Balaji Madhuri


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3. Gestational Diabetes: Evidence-Based Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment

By Melania Maria Ramos Amorim and Leila Katz


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4. Validity of Fasting Blood Glucose Test in Screening for the Pre-Diabetes State Among Pregnant Females

By Mostafa A Abolfotouh and Mohammed A Al-Rowaily


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5. Prevalence and Risk Factors for the Development of GD in Some Eastern European Countries – Tendencies and Pharmacoeconomical Assessment for the Choice of Treatment

By Valentina Petkova and Irina Nikolova


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6. Pathophysiology of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: The Past, the Present and the Future

By Mohammed Chyad Al-Noaemi and Mohammed Helmy Faris Shalayel


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7. The Role of Adipocyte Mediators, Inflammatory Markers and Vitamin D in Gestational Diabetes

By Sedigheh Soheilykhah


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8. Gestational Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome

By Leanne R. De Souza, Joel G. Ray and Ravi Retnakaran


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9. Insulin Resistance in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy Suffering from Gestational Diabetes Mellitus or Impaired Glucose Tolerance

By Mohammed Helmy Faris Shalayel, Mohammed Chyad Al-Noaemi and Salah A.M. Ahmed


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10. The Impact of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome on Gestational Diabetes

By Stefanie Aust and Johannes Ott


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11. Impact and Mechanisms of Pancreatic Beta-Cell Mass Programming by Maternal Diabetes - Insight from Animal Model Studies

By Audrey Chavey, Jamileh Movassat and Bernard Portha


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12. Unravelling the Connection Between Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Butyrylcholinesterase

By Alexander E. Omu Frcog


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13. Gestational Hyperglycemia, Excessive Pregnancy Weight Gain and Risk of Fetal Overgrowth

By Xinhua Chen, Theresa O. Scholl, Robert A. Steer and T. Peter Stein


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14. Congenital Cardiopathies Screening Associated with Diabetes Mellitus Using Maternal Fructosamine Plasma Concentration

By Zilma Silveira Nogueira Reis and Gabriel Costa Osanan


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15. Applications of Doppler Studies for Fetal Surveillance in Diabetic Pregnancies

By William WK To


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16. The Influence of Diet to Control the Metabolism in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

By Rebeca Monroy-Torres and Jaime Naves-Sanchez


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17. Insulin Use in Gestational Diabetes – Pragmatic Protocols for Self-Management and for Labour and Delivery

By Sara J Meltzer and Rima Alsayari


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18. Treatment Considerations for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Long-Term Postpartum Options

By Miroslav Radenković


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19. Glyburide Disposition During Pregnancy

By Diana L. Shuster, Mary F. Hebert and Qingcheng Mao


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20. Exercise Guidelines for Women with Gestational Diabetes

By Michelle F. Mottola and Stephanie-May Ruchat


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21. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus After Delivery

By Aleida M. Rivas


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