The Diabetes in Pregnancy Dilemma: Leading Change with Proven Solutions

Oded Langer, MD, PhD

Past Babcock Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital
University Hospital of Columbia University
New York, New York

Diabetes mellitus is approaching epidemic proportions worldwide, and the effects and treatment of diabetes in pregnancy are not well enough understood by many doctors who see pregnant women in their practices. The goal of this book is to provide much-needed information to clinicians about pre-gestational and gestational diabetes in pregnancy and help them develop the tools and skills to improve the outcome of these pregnancies.

This is the second edition of a highly regarded book on diabetes in pregnancy, strongly recommended in JAMA to anyone involved in the care of pregnant women with diabetes mellitus.

The book emphasizes diagnosis and treatment, making it particularly valuable to clinicians. An evidence-based approach supplements the standard expert-opinion approach wherever clinical trials have provided sufficient evidence, and strong evidence is given for close nutritional management.

Like the first edition, the book is organized into two major sections: “The Scientific Rationale for Global Issues Affecting Diabetes in Pregnancy” and “The Scientific Rationale for the Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy.”

Section I. The Scientific Rationale for Global Issues Affecting Diabetes in Pregnancy

Section II. The Scientific Rationale for the Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy

Part I. Outcome Measurements of Diabetes in Pregnancy

Part II. General Clinical Management of the Pregnant Diabetic

Part III. Pregnancy Complicated by Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Part IV. Pregnancy Complicated by Pre-existing Diabetes

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Book Details

476 pages, 75 figures, 70 tables


8 in. x 10 in.

Publication Date April 2015

Endocrinologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, nurses active in maternity, perinatal, and women's health service, family and general practice physicians

ISBN 9781607951827
eISBN 9781607952787