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A group-based healthy lifestyle program for women with previous gestational diabetes
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)
  • N Wah Cheung, Western Clinical School, Westmead Hospital
  • Ben J Smith, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
  • Helle Henriksen, Sydney West Area Health Service
  • Linda C Tapsell, University of Wollongong
  • Mark McLean, Westmead Hospital and University of Sydney
  • Adrian Bauman, University of Sydney
RIS ID
20436
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Publication Details

Cheung, N. Wah., Smith, B. J., Henriksen, H., Tapsell, L. C., McLean, M. & Bauman, A. (2007). A group-based healthy lifestyle program for women with previous gestational diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 77 (2), 333-334.

Abstract
With the rapidly rising worldwide burden of Type 2 diabetes (T2DM), preventative strategies are increasingly being considered, and intervention studies have targeted high risk groups, in particular those with impaired glucose tolerance [1] and [2]. Women who have had gestational diabetes (GDM) are another high risk group for whom similar preventative measures may be effective. It has been estimated that up to one-third of women with T2DM may have had earlier GDM [3]. Therefore, if we routinely introduce women who have had GDM to diabetes prevention programs, we may be able to influence the population prevalence of diabetes.
Citation Information
N Wah Cheung, Ben J Smith, Helle Henriksen, Linda C Tapsell, et al.. "A group-based healthy lifestyle program for women with previous gestational diabetes" (2007) p. 333 - 334
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