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Gestational diabetes: screening uptake, current challenges and the future – a focused review

journal contribution
posted on 12.06.2020, 10:01 by Elpida Vounzoulaki, Kamlesh Khunti, Bee K Tan, Melanie J Davies, Clare L Gillies
The increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in women with a history of previous gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has been established and is well recognised. Post-partum screening for T2DM is essential to identify those at higher risk and allow for the implementation of preventative interventions. However, attendance rates for post-partum glucose screening in women with previous GDM remain substantially low, with only half of them attending screening. This review aimed to outline the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) post-partum screening recommendations and compare them with the guidelines being used worldwide, provide information on post-partum screening uptake and possible determinants of uptake in the UK, and to briefly discuss both patient health implications and the financial burden associated with T2DM progression in the context of the National Health Service (NHS).

Funding

This research is supported by the National Insti-tute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration East Mid-lands (ARC EM) and the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those ofthe NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health and Social Care.

History

Citation

British Journal of Diabetes, June 2020, 20(1) 9-14

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

British Journal of Diabetes

Volume

20

Issue

1

Pagination

9 - 14

Publisher

ABCD Diabetes Care, Ltd.

issn

2397-6233

eissn

2397-6241

Copyright date

2020

Spatial coverage

United Kingdom

Language

en

Publisher version

https://www.bjd-abcd.com/bjdvd/index.php/bjd/article/view/505