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REVIEWS  DIABETES MELLITUS AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION 

Minerva Endocrinologica 2016 December;41(4):433-44

Copyright © 2016 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

A review of prevention strategies for gestational diabetes: is there a missing X-factor?

Kristin CASTORINO, Paige K. BRADLEY, Lydia TRUONG, Jenny MARTINEZ

William Sansum Diabetes Center, Santa Barbara, CA, USA


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Gestational diabetes affects up to one in five pregnancies and can have significant consequences for both mother and baby. There have been great efforts to identify strategies to prevent gestational diabetes during pregnancy. These efforts have been extended to the pre-pregnancy and postpartum periods to address limitations during pregnancy. In this review we explore how diet, exercise and lifestyle modification can be used to prevent gestational diabetes.

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