Pregnancy and diabetes

Riki Bergel, Eran Hadar, Yoel Toledano, Moshe Hod*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a state of glucose intolerance, which is diagnosed during pregnancy (ACOG 2013). It is one of the most common gestational-related morbidities and imposes various risks and complications for both, mother and fetus. The consequences of these complications persist not only during gestation but also immediately after delivery and may impact health well into adulthood and as such aggravate outcomes of future pregnancies of the mother and her offspring. Thereby, GDM influences national healthcare many years after its occurrence. In an era in which obesity and diabetes mellitus are an epidemic, special attention to diagnosis and management of GDM women should be taken into consideration (Hod et al. 2015), as a possible window of opportunity to improve immediate and long-term health consequences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEndocrinology (Switzerland)
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages33
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameEndocrinology (Switzerland)
ISSN (Print)2510-1927
ISSN (Electronic)2510-1935


  • Gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Insulin
  • Oral antidiabetic agents
  • Pregnancy


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