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BACKGROUND It is generally appreciated that gestational diabetes is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. However, the precise relation between these 2 conditions remains unknown. We sought to determine the incidence of diabetes mellitus after diagnosis of gestational diabetes. METHODS We used a population-based database to identify all deliveries in the(More)
BACKGROUND Rising concern over the poor level of blood-pressure (BP) control among hypertensive patients has prompted searches for novel ways of managing hypertension. The objectives of this study were to develop and pilot-test a home BP tele-management system that actively engages patients in the process of care. METHODS Phase 1 involved a series of(More)
BACKGROUND Women with preeclampsia (PEC) and gestational hypertension (GH) exhibit insulin resistance during pregnancy, independent of obesity and glucose intolerance. Our aim was to determine whether women with PEC or GH during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing diabetes after pregnancy, and whether the presence of PEC/GH in addition to(More)
AIMS There is emerging evidence of a relationship between vitamin D insufficiency and glucose intolerance. The aim of this study was to determine whether low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus. METHODS This nested case-control study examined the association between serum(More)
Lowering blood pressure reduces cardiovascular risk, yet hypertension is poorly controlled in diabetic patients. In a pilot study we demonstrated that a home blood pressure telemonitoring system, which provided self-care messages on the smartphone of hypertensive diabetic patients immediately after each reading, improved blood pressure control. Messages(More)
Osteoporosis, the main clinical consequence of which is osteoporotic fracture, affects 1 in 6 Canadian women over the age of 50. About 40% of white women 50 years of age in Canada will have an osteoporotic fracture during their remaining lifetime: 15.6% will experience a vertebral fracture, 16.0% a wrist fracture and 17.5% a hip fracture. The(More)
OBJECTIVES Few women with gestational diabetes (GDM) are tested for type 2 diabetes in the postpartum period. Whether women are having physician visits that could be an opportunity to improve testing rates is unknown. This study sought to evaluate population-level trends in postpartum diabetes testing after GDM, and to evaluate postpartum physician care for(More)