An educational resource for women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
|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|
|The QIC Diabetes Awards|