Title

A group-based healthy lifestyle program for women with previous gestational diabetes

RIS ID

20436

Publication Details

Cheung, N. Wah., Smith, B. J., Henriksen, H., Tapsell, L. C., McLean, M. & Bauman, A. (2007). A group-based healthy lifestyle program for women with previous gestational diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 77 (2), 333-334.

Abstract

With the rapidly rising worldwide burden of Type 2 diabetes (T2DM), preventative strategies are increasingly being considered, and intervention studies have targeted high risk groups, in particular those with impaired glucose tolerance [1] and [2]. Women who have had gestational diabetes (GDM) are another high risk group for whom similar preventative measures may be effective. It has been estimated that up to one-third of women with T2DM may have had earlier GDM [3]. Therefore, if we routinely introduce women who have had GDM to diabetes prevention programs, we may be able to influence the population prevalence of diabetes.

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2006.10.025