Special Issue "Epidemiology and Other Aspects of Gestational Diabetes 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: 30 September 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Mukesh M. Agarwal
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Guest Editor
Medical Education, California University of Science and Medicine, San Bernardino, CA 92408, USA
Interests: diabetes mellitus; lipids and lipoproteins; laboratory medicine
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is the second edition of Gestational Diabetes: Epidemiology around the World. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), the mild to severe glucose intolerance, emerging later in pregnancy, reflects the underlying instances of 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 such as 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 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
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • prevalence
  • gestational diabetes
  • criteria
  • OGTT

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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