A New Approach to Care for Diabetes in Pregnancy Aims to Improve the Health of Mothers & Newborns

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A New Approach to Care for Diabetes in Pregnancy Aims to Improve the Health of Mothers & Newborns

Innovative Partnership in India Creates New Model of Care for Gestational Diabetes in Low-Resource Settings
A pilot program in India created a new model for global gestational diabetes care.

A pilot program in India created a new model for global gestational diabetes care.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 8:05am

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Many people have heard of type 1 and type 2 diabetes – but few are aware that there is another kind of diabetes that can develop during pregnancy called gestational diabetes.  Also called gestational diabetes mellitus, or GDM, it affects up to 15 percent of pregnant women, but they may not know it.

To tackle the problem of gestational diabetes, a unique partnership between the International Diabetes Federation, the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) and the Abbott Fund created a program called WINGS, which stands for Women in India with GDM Strategy. With more than $2 million in support from the Abbott Fund, the WINGS partners developed a new model of care to improve the awareness, diagnosis and management of gestational diabetes.

To find out more about this partnership, and the new approach to care that is being introduced globally, click here.

Keywords: Health & Healthcare | Abbott | Innovation & Technology | MDRF | Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Social Impact & Volunteering | diabetes | gestational diabetes | maternal and child | maternal health

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