Katherine Lydon

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BACKGROUND Diabetes in pregnancy imposes additional risks to both mother and infant. These increased risks are considered to be primarily related to glycaemic control which is monitored by means of glycated haemoglobin (HbA(1c)). The correlation of HbA(1c) with clinical outcomes emphasises the need to measure HbA(1c) accurately, precisely and for correct(More)
We established trimester-specific reference intervals for IFCC standardised HbA(1c) in 311 non-diabetic Caucasian pregnant women (n = 246) and non-pregnant women (n = 65). A selective screening strategy based on risk factors for gestational diabetes was employed. Pregnancy trimester was defined as trimester 1 (T1, n = 40) up to 12 weeks + 6 days, trimester(More)
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) affects approximately 12% of women. The impact of a diagnosis of GDM may lead to increased stress in pregnancy due to the demands of adherence to a treatment regimen and maternal concern about adverse outcomes for the mother and baby. We examined the psychosocial profile of 25 women with gestational diabetes mellitus(More)
Background Women with diabetes experience an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Aim We aim to describe and quantify the psychological impact of the diagnosis of diabetes in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) compared to each other and to their counterparts without diabetes. Design This is a(More)
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