Diabetes in Pregnancy by Robert Lindsay

Diabetes in Pregnancy

EditorRobert Lindsay

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Diabetes is one of the most common medical conditions to complicate pregnancy. Gestational diabetes (diabetes with onset or first recognition in pregnancy) may complicate between 2 and 20% of pregnancies depending on the criteria used. Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes complicates over 1 in 300pregnancies, and both have major implications for mother and child. The management of diabetes during pregnancy has seen a number of major innovations in recent years. Insulin analogues have been introduced, and technical innovations include improvements in insulin pumps and the development of continuous glucose monitoring devices. The evidence base for themanagement of gestational diabetes has improved markedly, and the investigations based around the Hyperglycaemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) study promise to revolutionise our understanding of the risks of adverse outcomes in pregnancy. The Australian Carbohydrate Intolerance Study(ACHOIS) has demonstrated that identification and glycaemic management of gestational diabetes leads to reduction in birth weight, macrosomia and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Finally, recent randomised control trials have explored use of oral hypoglycaemics (metformin, glibenclamide) in pregnancy. Part of the Oxford Diabetes Library series, Diabetes in Pregnancy summarizes the key aspects of the medical management of diabetes during pregnancy with an emphasis on clinical management. The volume is designed for all members of the multidisciplinary team and will act as a practical introductionparticularly for obstetricians and endocrinologists in training.

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Robert Lindsay is Reader in Diabetes and Endocrinology in the BHF Cardiovascular Research Centre (Western Infirmary, University of Glasgow). He trained in medicine at the University of Edinburgh and completed his PhD in fetal programming prior to postdoctoral work with the diabetes epidemiology group of the National Institutes of Healt...
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Title:Diabetes in PregnancyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.03 inPublished:July 13, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199593035

ISBN - 13:9780199593033

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1. Robert Lindsay: Pre pregnancy planning2. Helen R. Murphy: Pregestational (type 1 and type 2) diabetes: care and complications during pregnancy3. Robert Lindsay: Gestational diabetes risk factors, detection and diagnosis4. Robert Lindsay: Gestational diabetes: management in pregnancy5. Eleanor Jarvie and Scott M. Nelson: Antenatal management of the diabetic pregnancy6. Rosemary Temple: Diabetes management during labour7. Lesley Jackson and Robert Lindsay: Infant of diabetic mother8. Rosemary Temple: Postpartum management of women with diabetes9. Denice S. Feig: Drugs and breastfeeding in women with diabetes