Postpartum care for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus across urban, rural and remote locations: a protocol for a cohort linkage study

@inproceedings{Chamberlain2013PostpartumCF,
  title={Postpartum care for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus across urban, rural and remote locations: a protocol for a cohort linkage study},
  author={Catherine Chamberlain and Bronwyn Fredericks and Bronwyn Davis and Jacqueline K Mein and Catherine I Smith and Sandra J. Eades and Brian Oldenburg},
  booktitle={SpringerPlus},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing, along with obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2DM), with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal(a)) women in Australia particularly affected. GDM causes serious complications in pregnancy, birth, and the longer term, for women and their infants. Women with GDM have an eightfold risk of developing T2DM after pregnancy, compared to women without GDM. Indigenous women have an even higher risk, at a younger age, and progress more… CONTINUE READING
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