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Low uptake of postpartum screening for Type 2 diabetes in women after a diagnosis of gestational diabetes

Low uptake of postpartum screening for Type 2 diabetes in women after a diagnosis of gestational diabetes
Low uptake of postpartum screening for Type 2 diabetes in women after a diagnosis of gestational diabetes
Postpartum screening rates for Type 2 diabetes after a diagnosis of gestational diabetes are low across many high-income countries, ranging from 20 to 58% up to 1 year after delivery [1,2]. Subsequent annual follow-up rates plateau at 20% [1].

We conducted an audit to assess postnatal diabetes screening rates in 233 women living in the city of Southampton with a history of gestational diabetes, diagnosed using WHO criteria. Current local practice involves giving verbal and written information regarding the risks of Type 2 diabetes after pregnancy at the initial consultation. After delivery and before discharge, all women are recommended to undergo postnatal glucose testing and are informed verbally and in writing to contact their general practitioner for annual ongoing screening. A copy of this letter is sent to the woman's general practitioner.
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Revell, K.R.
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Preece, H.
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Morris, S.
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Adekojo, O., Revell, K.R., Preece, H., Morris, S., Coleman, M.A. and Holt, R.I.G. (2016) Low uptake of postpartum screening for Type 2 diabetes in women after a diagnosis of gestational diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 1-5. (doi:10.1111/dme.13084). (PMID:26822981)

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Postpartum screening rates for Type 2 diabetes after a diagnosis of gestational diabetes are low across many high-income countries, ranging from 20 to 58% up to 1 year after delivery [1,2]. Subsequent annual follow-up rates plateau at 20% [1].

We conducted an audit to assess postnatal diabetes screening rates in 233 women living in the city of Southampton with a history of gestational diabetes, diagnosed using WHO criteria. Current local practice involves giving verbal and written information regarding the risks of Type 2 diabetes after pregnancy at the initial consultation. After delivery and before discharge, all women are recommended to undergo postnatal glucose testing and are informed verbally and in writing to contact their general practitioner for annual ongoing screening. A copy of this letter is sent to the woman's general practitioner.

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Accepted/In Press date: 25 January 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 29 January 2016
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 394697
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/394697
ISSN: 0742-3071
PURE UUID: 2f39e659-1b82-433d-8380-c4fa07bd4c3e
ORCID for R.I.G. Holt: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8911-6744

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Date deposited: 23 May 2016 13:24
Last modified: 15 Aug 2019 00:48

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Author: O. Adekojo
Author: K.R. Revell
Author: H. Preece
Author: S. Morris
Author: M.A. Coleman
Author: R.I.G. Holt ORCID iD

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