Special Issue "Gestational Diabetes: Epidemiology around the World"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2020).
Interests: diabetes mellitus; lipids and lipoproteins; laboratory medicine
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), the mild to severe glucose intolerance emerging later in pregnancy, reflects the underlying diabetes mellitus (DM) in any population. DM is a modern-day plague which kills one human every six seconds; it is an epidemic devouring 12% of the world’s health expenditure and increasing exponentially. Thus, DM is ringing alarm bells for prevention worldwide. GDM—a harbinger of impending future DM—can help to contain this impending disaster if identified, and preventive measures like lifestyle modification are applied effectively after delivery.
However, worldwide, the data on the epidemiology of gestational diabetes are incongruent. The prevalence varies from 1% to 28%, being confounded by the population ethnicity, the criteria (of the myriad available) used for diagnosis, screening methods, maternal age, weight, and socioeconomic status. An in-depth knowledge of the epidemiology of GDM in different countries and regions will help to understand the disparities and similarities facilitating international comparisons. A snapshot of the epidemiology of GDM in select countries will help us march towards our ultimate goal: decreasing maternal and fetal complications in every pregnancy and DM in the entire population worldwide.
Papers addressing the epidemiology of GDM (reviews, position papers, brief reports, commentaries) in different countries/continents are invited for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Mukesh M. Agarwal
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