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NEWS

PREGNANCY NEWS

As published in The Lancet, a report has

shown that 24-hour glucose monitoring

during pregnancy has been shown to

improve birth outcomes for women with

Type 1 diabetes and their babies. The

report's authors say that continuous

glucose monitoring should be offered to all

pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes to

reduce risk of complications for newborn

babies

With half of babies born to women

with Type 1 diabetes facing complications

as a result of being exposed to maternal

high blood sugar levels, the study use of

a CGM device helped reduce blood sugar

levels by a small amount but compared

to traditional monitoring, women who

used the device spent more time in the

normal range for blood sugar levels

and less time with high blood sugar

levels although the number of severe

hypoglycaemia episodes and the time

spent hypoglycaemic was comparable

in the two groups. Importantly, birth

outcomes improved for those using CGM.

"For a long time there has been limited

progress in improving birth outcomes

for women with Type 1 diabetes, so

we're pleased that our study offers a

new option to help pregnant women with

diabetes and their children," says author

Dr Denice Feig, University of Toronto and

Sinai Health System, Canada. Professor

Helen Murphy, University of East Anglia,

UK, adds, "Although CGM is expensive,

the extra costs are likely be offset by the

shorter hospital stays for babies and the

reduction in neonatal intensive care unit

admissions. We only need to treat six

pregnant women with continuous glucose

monitoring to prevent one baby weighing

more than average at birth and one

neonatal intensive care unit admission."

The study was funded by the Juvenile

Diabetes Research Foundation, Canadian

Clinical Trials Network, and National

Institute for Health Research (USA).

As reported by

Andy Coghlan in

New Scientist "In

early August, two

people with Type 1

diabetes became

the first to receive

implants containing

cells generated from embryonic stem cells

to treat their condition. The hope is that

when blood sugar levels rise, the implants

will release insulin to restore them to

normal. Viacyte's credit-card-sized

implant, called PEC-Direct, contain cells

derived from stem cells that can mature

inside the body into the specialised

islet cells that get destroyed in Type 1

diabetes. The implant sits just below the

skin, in the forearm, for example, and is

intended to automatically compensate

for the missing islet cells, releasing insulin

when blood sugar levels get too high. See

also our news report in the May issue of

this magazine (click the pic to go to the

issue, see p. 20).

STEM CELL

CURE

Meanwhile, while over 35,000

pregnant women are diagnosed with

gestational diabetes each year in

England and Wales, many feel as if the

condition's onset signals a failure to care

for their own health. It's something Dr

Paul Grant experienced first-hand during

his wife's own two pregnancies and,

despite being a consultant diabetologist,

felt the condition was too much of a

mystery. Hence, Gestational Diabetes:

Your Survival Guide to Diabetes in

Pregnancy, his book which aims to take

the mystery out of a condition that has

seen a three-fold increase in the past

decade alone. From initial diagnosis to

diet changes, lifestyle adjustments and

even a series of complementary recipes,

Grant gives advice about this common

yet often confusing medical condition. He

is currently clinical lead for diabetes care

in Brighton & East Sussex and is a former

editor of The British Journal of Diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes: Your Survival

Guide to Diabetes in Pregnancy is

available from Amazon,

http://amzn.to/2vcwdy2

ISSUE 78

DIABETES MAGAZINE

DESANG

IN THE BAG

A research report on

Cell Pouch technology

MAKING

CARBS

COUNT:

GREEK YOGHURT

PLUS • Diabetes kit • Giveaways • News (for T1 and T2) • Food News

An update on

the BiAP

PLUS

Immunosuppressive regulatory T-cells

(Tregs) have been found to play an

important role in the functioning of adipose

tissue. This is the discovery of scientists

from the Helmholtz Diabetes Center

(HDC) at Helmholtz Zentrum München

and the Technical University of Munich

(TUM). Their findings are published in the

journal Cell Metabolism. With the number

of obese people as well as diagnoses of

Type 2 diabetes increasing worldwide,

continued over

HORMONES,

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