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Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy and Women's Health in the 21st Century

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Hyperglycemia is the commonest medical condition affecting pregnancy and its incidence is increasing globally in parallel with the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity. Both pre-pregnancy diabetes and gestational diabetes are associated with short term pregnancy complications, with the risk of immediate complications generally broadly rising with more severe hyperglycemia. In this article we firstly consider these risks and their optimal management during pregnancy and then broaden our scope to consider the long-term implications of hyperglycemia in pregnancy as it relates to overall maternal and offspring health in a life course perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16827
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

    Research areas

  • Pregnancy, Female, Humans, Diabetes, Gestational/epidemiology, Obesity/complications, Hyperglycemia/epidemiology, Pregnancy Complications/epidemiology, Prediabetic State/complications, Women's Health

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