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Chapter 10 - Gestational Diabetes

from Section II - Hormones and Gestational Disorders

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 November 2022

Felice Petraglia
Università degli Studi, Florence
Mariarosaria Di Tommaso
Università degli Studi, Florence
Federico Mecacci
Università degli Studi, Florence
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Gestational Diabetes (GDM) is the most common metabolic disorder of pregnancy, and it is associated with short and long term adverse outcome for the mother and the offspring. The prevalence of GDM is growing rapidly worldwide in association with pandemic obesity and rising maternal age, but controversy still remains over screening and diagnostic criteria. This chapter describes normal metabolic modification in pregnancy and GDM physiopathology, maternal and offspring complication, diagnosis, and management.

Hormones and Pregnancy
Basic Science and Clinical Implications
, pp. 91 - 106
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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