Babies of women with diabetes are nearly five times more likely to be stillborn and almost three times more likely to die in the first three months. The incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus in the U.S. is high―between 3 and 7 percent―and rising. The condition is often complicated by other risk factors such as obesity and heart disease.
The Textbook of Diabetes and Pregnancy 3rd Edition presents a comprehensive review of the science, clinical management, and medical implications of gestational diabetes mellitus, a condition with serious consequences that is on the increase in all developed societies. Textbook of Diabetes and Pregnancy 3rd Edition supports the latest initiatives and strategies of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and adds chapters on noncommunicable diseases, obesity, bariatric surgery, and epidemiology outside Western cultures.
Written by a cadre of experts, Textbook of Diabetes and Pregnancy 3rd Edition provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and international view of gestational diabetes mellitus and will be invaluable to maternal-fetal medicine specialists, diabetologists, neonatologists, and a growing number of gynecologists and general physicians concerned with the management of noncommunicable diseases in pregnancy.
About the Author
Moshe Hod, MD, professor (clinical) of obstetrics and gynecology, and director, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Petah-Tiqva, Israel
Lois G. Jovanovic, MD, clinical professor of medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, and adjunct professor of biomolecular science and engineering, University of California-Santa Barbara, and CEO and chief scientific officer, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, Santa Barbara, USA
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, MD, PhD, professor and chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and director, Centre of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Perugia, Italy
Alberto de Leiva, MD, PhD, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau; EDUAB-HSP, CIBER-BBN, and Fundación DIABEM, Barcelona, Spain.
Oded Langer, MD, PhD, Babcock professor and chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, University Hospital for Columbia University, New York, New York, USA