1 in 7 births are affected by gestational diabetes (the experience of diabetes during pregnancy). Of these, the vast majority of cases experiencing diabetes-related hyperglycaemia (an excess of glucose in the blood) are in low- and middle-income countries where access to maternal care is often restricted.
So what is all the fuss about? In this seminar, Senior Research Fellow Dr Jane Hirst will focus on the global burden of gestational diabetes and associated challenges in its management during pregnancy and after birth. Jane will also share exciting approaches to addressing this burden, including the novel adoption of digital monitoring and machine learning in work by Jane and colleagues at The George Institute for Global Health, UK.