Mamas on Bedrest: Follow Up on Gestational Diabetes

February 9th, 2011

This podcast discusses recent findings published in the January 30, 2011 Wall Street Journal. Columnist Lauran Neergaard reported on a study supported by Quest Diagnostics which found that women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus are at increased risk for developing Type II diabetes later in life. However, these very women very often don’t have adequate follow up blood sugar screenings in the immediate post partum or throughout their lives. The implications of this oversight is discussed and follow up screening for women who had gestational diabetes mellitus is encouraged.

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