Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research Seminar – Elpida Vounzoulaki – ‘Gestational diabetes—increased future risk of type 2 diabetes and missed opportunities in post-partum follow-up’
|Dates:||10 November 2020|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
At this seminar, we will mark the World Diabetes Day 2020, where our guest speaker Elpida Vounzoulaki - PhD researcher from the University of Leicester - will present a talk titled “Gestational diabetes—increased future risk of type 2 diabetes and missed opportunities in post-partum follow-up”.
The lack of systematic post-partum screening for type 2 diabetes in women who had gestational diabetes is a persistent problem in clinical practice that requires addressing. In our recent systematic review and meta-analysis, we found that women with a previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes have a nearly 10-fold higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those with a normoglycemic pregnancy. The substantially higher risk of type 2 diabetes in these women is perhaps not surprising, considering both poor uptake of screening and lack of structured post-partum preventative care. In this talk, I discuss the findings of this research and their importance for clinical practice, as well as factors that can influence screening attendance and how we can adjust healthcare provision and develop patient-centred strategies to promote the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, and improve screening attendance.
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Role: PhD Student in Diabetes Epidemiology
Organisation: Diabetes Research Centre, University of Leicester
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