An educational resource for women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

By Editor
10th February 2017
Innovation Hub – Type 1 diabetes, Innovation Hub –Top 5 Pregnancy
Title of innovation
An educational resource for women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Trust or organisation
Queen’s University Belfast; Belfast Health and Social Care Trust; South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust; Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust Foundation
Description of innovation
Around 5% of UK pregnancies are diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), which is associated with increased perinatal morbidity and a seven-fold risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life.

‘GDM: Things you need to know, but maybe don’t!’ aims to improve the patient experience of women diagnosed with GDM. Originally produced as a DVD in four languages (English, Urdu, Arabic and Somali) and later converted to a website, it was evaluated in a randomised controlled trial among 150 multi-ethnic women with newly diagnosed GDM. It is now used routinely in patient education.

Supporting documents or links
http://www.qualityincare.org/diabetes/awards/results/qic_diabetes_2016_results/empowering_people_with_diabetes_adults?loggedin=1
Source
The QIC Diabetes Awards

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