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Prevention of diabetes after gestational diabetes: better translation of nutrition and lifestyle messages needed

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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and Gestational Diabetes (GDM) are important and escalating problems worldwide. GDM increases the risk of complications in pregnancy and birth, as well as a 1 in 2 chance of developing T2DM later in life. The burden of GDM extends to offspring, who have an increased risk of obesity and diabetes—further perpetuating the cycle of diabetes within families. Clinical trial evidence demonstrates T2DM incidence reduced by up to 50% for women with GDM with nutrition and physical activity changes and the economic modeling suggests cost effectiveness. The key diet-related changes to reduce T2DM risk are reviewed, in addition to breastfeeding. The difficulties associated with the delivery of dietary and lifestyle behaviour change to women after GDM are discussed and focus on: complex healthcare system interactions needed for care delivery; women finding postpartum self-care challenging; and low levels of awareness being present across the board. In addition, studies currently underway to improve care provision in this important area will be examined.

History

Journal

Healthcare

Volume

2

Pagination

468-491

Location

Basel, Switzerland

Open access

  • Yes

eISSN

2227-9032

Language

Eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, The Author

Issue

4

Publisher

MDPI AG