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Evaluation of the Gestational Diabetes Self-Management Education Program and Quality Improvement Plan

2014-08-27 03:17:19 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The broad, long-term objectives are to generate and test hypotheses leading to theories that guide improved care of patients with gestational diabetes. The purpose of this chart review study is to evaluate the Vanderbilt Gestational Diabetes Self-Management Education Program and Quality Improvement Plan in optimizing metabolic control and improving health outcomes during pregnancy with gestational diabetes.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Gestational Diabetes

Location

Vanderbilt University : Vanderbilt Diabetes Center (VDC)
Nashville
Tennessee
United States
37237-8148

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Vanderbilt University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:19-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Diabetes mellitus induced by PREGNANCY but resolved at the end of pregnancy. It does not include previously diagnosed diabetics who become pregnant (PREGNANCY IN DIABETICS). Gestational diabetes usually develops in late pregnancy when insulin antagonistic hormones peaks leading to INSULIN RESISTANCE; GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; and HYPERGLYCEMIA.

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