October 23, 2008

From The News Wire: CGM and Pregnantcy

Kerri - I assume you have seen this but just in case you haven't here goes:

Glucose monitoring in diabetic pregnant women lowers risk of complications

Continuous glucose monitoring as part of antenatal care for women with diabetes improves maternal blood glucose control and lowers birth weight and risk of macrosomia (excessive birth weight in babies), according to a study published on bmj.com...

This trial provides evidence of the lasting benefits of continuous monitoring for the babies of mothers with diabetes and is a potentially important target for public health strategies that aim to reduce the burden of obesity in childhood, say the authors.

In an accompanying editorial, Professor Mario Festin says that continuous glucose monitoring increases the consistency and accuracy of glucose measurement which is vital for the nutritional and drug management of diabetes in pregnancy.

Continuous glucose monitoring is relatively cheap compared with a clinic based monitoring system and more widespread use may make it more affordable even in developing countries, he concludes.

More at http://www.sciencecentric.com/news/article.php?q=08102322
and: http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/337/sep25_2/a1680?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT