The Northern Territory Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership: Improving Models of Care in Remote Australia

Cherie Whitbread, Renae Kirkham, Evelyne Cheng, Elleni Thorbjornsen, Louise Maple-Brown

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    Abstract

    Diabetes in pregnancy (DIP) poses a number of serious health risks for women and
    their babies, including developing chronic diseases later in life.
    1-4 The relative risk
    of developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM) following gestational diabetes mellitus
    (GDM) is more than seven fold higher than women with normal glucose levels in
    pregnancy.5 However the prevalence of progression from GDM to T2DM has been found
    to vary depending on a number of factors including population demographics, diagnostic
    criteria and time since delivery.6
    The intergenerational impacts of DIP include an increased
    risk of T2DM and obesity in the offspring at a younger age.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-29
    Number of pages5
    JournalAustralian Diabetes Educator
    Volume20
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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