Publication
Title
Screening and management of gestational diabetes mellitus after bariatric surgery
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Abstract
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a frequent medical complication during pregnancy. This is partly due to the increasing prevalence of obesity in women of childbearing age. Since bariatric surgery is currently the most successful way to achieve maintained weight loss, increasing numbers of obese women of childbearing age receive bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery performed before pregnancy significantly reduces the risk to develop GDM but the risk is generally still higher compared to normal weight pregnant women. Women after bariatric surgery therefore still require screening for GDM. However, screening for GDM is challenging in pregnant women after bariatric surgery. The standard screening tests such as an oral glucose tolerance test are often not well tolerated and wide variations in glucose excursions make the diagnosis difficult. Capillary blood glucose measurements may currently be the most acceptable alternative for screening in pregnancy after bariatric surgery. In addition, pregnant women after bariatric surgery have an increased risk for small neonates and need careful nutritional and foetal monitoring. In this review, we address the risk to develop GDM after bariatric surgery, the challenges to screen for GDM and the management of women with GDM after bariatric surgery.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Nutrients
Nutrients
Publication
Basel : Mdpi , 2018
ISSN
2072-6643
Volume/pages
10 :10 (2018) , 13 p.
Article Reference
1479
ISI
000448821300145
Pubmed ID
30314289
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 15.10.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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