Diabetes in pregnancy

In the United States diabetes during pregnancy has dramatically increased in the past 10 years. Recent studies found that the number of women with gestational diabetes increased by 56%, and the percentage of women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes before pregnancy increased by 37%.

Improving glucose control reduces the risk of severe maternal complications in pregnancy. Continued efforts to improve glucose control and navigate changes in glucose levels and insulin use throughout pregnancy are a priority for SDRI.

SDRI is proud to have collaborated with other leaders in the field of diabetes in pregnancy on the following research in 2021:

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Insulin use and glucose sensor metrics in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes

A significant and pivotal multi-center study, including SDRI, looked at the insulin use and glucose sensor metrics in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes using continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps. Continued efforts to utilize technology to help navigate changes in glycemic levels and insulin use throughout pregnancy is a priority for SDRI, as it reduces the risk to maternal and neonatal health.

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The Lois-P Study

The paper by SDRI and collaborators, “The Lois-P Study – Longitudinal Observation of Insulin Use and Glucose Sensor Metrics in Pregnant Women with Type 1 Diabetes Using Continuous Glucose Monitors and Insulin Pumps.” was published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics in November 2021

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The Lois-P Study

The paper by SDRI and collaborators, “The Lois-P Study – Longitudinal Observation of Insulin Use and Glucose Sensor Metrics in Pregnant Women with Type 1 Diabetes Using Continuous Glucose Monitors and Insulin Pumps.” was published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics in November 2021

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Comparing CGM data to capillary glucose in women with diabetes in pregnancy

SDRI was part of a multi-center collaboration in comparing real-time Continuous Glucose Monitoring (RT-CGM) to capillary glucose monitoring in women with diabetes. The aim of the clinical trial was to examine target glucose attainment as it relates to pregnancy outcomes.

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Protocol for a randomized controlled trial of pre-pregnancy lifestyle intervention to reduce the recurrence of GDM

The publication authored by SDRI researchers and collaborators, “Protocol for a randomized controlled trial of pre-pregnancy lifestyle intervention to reduce the recurrence of gestational diabetes: Gestational Diabetes Prevention/Prevención de la Diabetes Gestacional” was published in Trials in April 2021.

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Protocol for a randomized controlled trial of pre-pregnancy lifestyle intervention to reduce the recurrence of GDM

The publication authored by SDRI researchers and collaborators, “Protocol for a randomized controlled trial of pre-pregnancy lifestyle intervention to reduce the recurrence of gestational diabetes: Gestational Diabetes Prevention/Prevención de la Diabetes Gestacional” was published in Trials in April 2021.

healthy moms make healthy babies

Dr. Lois Jovanovic served SDRI for 26 years, and her groundbreaking research resulted in the current global standards for care in diabetes during pregnancy. 

Dr. Lois Jovanovic dramatically changed the current medical management of pregnant women with diabetes by demonstrating the therapeutic effects of diet manipulation and intensive insulin therapy on mother and infant outcomes. This regimen eliminated the warning that women with diabetes should not become pregnant. Today women are having healthy babies, making the dream of parenthood a reality. Continuing her legacy, SDRI cared for 158 women with diabetes during pregnancy in 2021.

Continued efforts to improve glucose control and navigate changes in glucose levels and insulin use throughout pregnancy are a priority for SDRI.

resources

JDRF Pregnancy Toolkit

For parents-to-be, this guide outlines disease management goals for pregnancy and how best to work with your medical team.

CA Diabetes and Pregnancy Program

Diabetes is a complication for up to 7-14% of pregnant women. The California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) Sweet Success provides comprehensive resources for those with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)

SB County Clinic

The Santa Barbara County Clinic works with SDRI to better serve those impacted by diabetes during pregnancy. Dr. Castorino works at the SB County clinic on a weekly basis to assist patients needing care for their diabetes during pregnancy. Contact SB County Clinic for more information, 805-681-5488.

SDRI YouTube Videos

We offer a variety of YouTube videos that tackle the major issues around diabetes, as well as diabetes in pregnancy. Hear from experts in the field, others living with diabetes, and much more! Be sure to follow us on YouTube so you don’t miss out on our latest videos!