Who's responsible for the care of women during and after a pregnancy affected by gestational diabetes?

Wilkinson, Shelley A., Lim, Siew S., Upham, Susan, Pennington, Andrew, O'Reilly, Sharleen L., Asproloupos, Dino, McIntyre, H. David and Dunbar, James A. 2014, Who's responsible for the care of women during and after a pregnancy affected by gestational diabetes?, Medical journal of Australia, vol. 201, no. 3 Suppl, pp. 78-81, doi: 10.5694/mja14.00251.

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Title Who's responsible for the care of women during and after a pregnancy affected by gestational diabetes?
Author(s) Wilkinson, Shelley A.
Lim, Siew S.ORCID iD for Lim, Siew S. orcid.org/0000-0002-5333-6451
Upham, Susan
Pennington, Andrew
O'Reilly, Sharleen L.ORCID iD for O'Reilly, Sharleen L. orcid.org/0000-0003-3547-6634
Asproloupos, Dino
McIntyre, H. David
Dunbar, James A.ORCID iD for Dunbar, James A. orcid.org/0000-0003-0866-4365
Journal name Medical journal of Australia
Volume number 201
Issue number 3 Suppl
Start page 78
End page 81
Total pages 4
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW
Publication date 2014-08-04
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Summary Despite its increasing incidence and high conferred risk to women and their children, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is managed inconsistently during and after pregnancy due to an absence of a systemic approach to managing these women. New guidelines for GDM testing and diagnosis are based on stronger evidence, but raise concerns about increased workloads and confusion in a landscape of multiple, conflicting guidelines. Postnatal care and long-term preventive measures are particularly fragmented, with no professional group taking responsibility for this crucial role. Clearer guidelines and assistance from existing frameworks, such as the National Gestational Diabetes Register, could enable general practitioners to take ownership of the management of women at risk of type 2 diabetes following GDM, applying the principles of chronic disease management long term.
Language eng
DOI 10.5694/mja14.00251
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
111717 Primary Health Care
111716 Preventive Medicine
Socio Economic Objective 920104 Diabetes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Australasian Medical Publishing Company
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