Gestationsdiabetes postpartal - Typ-2-Diabetes-Risikoabschätzung und präventive Therapie

Translated title of the contribution: Gestational diabetes mellitus postpartum - Type 2 diabetes risk and prevention

Daniela Much, Meike Köhler, Andreas Beyerlein, Anette G. Ziegler, Sandra Hummel

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Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes postpartum. Every second woman with GDM is developing type 2 diabetes within the next 10 years after delivery, although her elevated blood glucose levels most often resolve directly after pregnancy. Postpartum diabetes risk can be stratified by variables such as insulin treatment during pregnancy and obesity in early pregnancy. Recently, scientists from the Institute of Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Zentrum München, developed a simple tool to detect women's individual diabetes risk after a pregnancy complicated by GDM. Accurate prediction of GDM-related postpartum diabetes is essential for clinicians and general practitioners to plan preventive medical check-ups.

Translated title of the contributionGestational diabetes mellitus postpartum - Type 2 diabetes risk and prevention
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)186-191
Number of pages6
JournalDiabetes Aktuell
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes


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