Gestational Diabetes

  • Peter A. M. Weiss
  • Donald R. Coustan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Gestational Diabetes — Survey

  3. Selected Topics on Gestational Diabetes

    1. A. The Significance of Gestational Diabetes

    2. B. On Physiologic and Pathophysiologic Features of Gestational Diabetes

      1. C. Kühl, O. Andersen
        Pages 67-71
      2. W. Burkart, U. Cirkel, J. P. Hanker, H. P. G. Schneider
        Pages 87-90
    3. C. On Screening and Diagnostics in Gestational Diabetes

    4. D. On Prophylaxis and Therapy in Gestational Diabetes

      1. J. A. Goldman, D. Dicker, D. Feldberg, A. Yeshaya, M. Karp
        Pages 129-133
      2. H. M. H. Hofmann, P. A. M. Weiss, F. Kainer
        Pages 142-149
    5. E. On the Fetus and Newborn of Gestational Diabetic Women

      1. F. A. Van Assche, L. Aerts, J. Verhaeghe
        Pages 153-159
      2. J. L. Kitzmiller, L. A. Hoedt, E. P. Gunderson, T. S. Theiss, C. L. Ceresa, A. M. Kitzmiller
        Pages 160-166
      3. P. Doménech, X. Pastor, O. Cruz, F. Botet, R. Jiménez, J. L. Aguilar
        Pages 167-170
      4. X. Pastor, P. Doménech, J. M. Jorba, A. Martinez-Gutierrez, J. Figueras, R. Jiménez et al.
        Pages 171-175
      5. R. Steldinger, B. Weber, J. Kneer, H. Hättig
        Pages 176-181
    6. F. On Oral Contraception in Gestational Diabetes

    7. G. On the Further Fate of Women Who Had Gestational Diabetes

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 209-241

About this book


In developed countries the incidence of gestational diabetes lies between 1 and 8%. With the general decrease of perinatal mortality and morbidity, the complications arising from gestational diabetes have become more striking and significant. Moreover, impaired maternal carbohydrate metabolism may lead to non genetic fuel mediated disposition to diabetes in the offspring. The renewed topicality has greatly stimulated research in this field. This book provides both a general survey and the current thinking on special questions of gestational diabetes. It also deals with related topics such as epidemiology, prognosis, follow-up, contraception, etc. The book is addressed to obstetricians and other physicians engaged in prenatal care as well as to internists and neonatologists.


Diabetes Diabetes mellitus birth complications contraception fetus insulin metabolism placenta pregnancy protein

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter A. M. Weiss
    • 1
  • Donald R. Coustan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of GrazAustria
  2. 2.Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode IslandProvidenceUSA

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