Changing Diabetes in Pregnancy
Increasing access to screening for gestational diabetes and care and lifestyle education for pregnant women with diabetes in low- and middle-income countries.
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The Changing Diabetes® in Pregnancy programme aimed to increase access to screening for gestational diabetes (GDM) and care and lifestyle education for pregnant women with diabetes in low- and middle-income countries.
GDM is the leading cause of high blood sugar in pregnancy, affecting approximately 18 million live births. This translates to ONE IN SEVEN live births being affected by GDM.1
Together with diabetes and maternal health communities, and through collaboration with professional societies, we have been working to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities in addressing GDM and to improve access to diagnosis and care.
We have partnered with:
- Women Deliver on sponsoring the 2016 4th Global Conference on health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women.
- PSI – on the project Gestational Diabetes Screening & Treatment in Nicaragua.
- International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) to create a global framework for action to improve the diagnosis and care of women with gestational diabetes.
- Jhpiego – on a project to implement national GDM guidelines in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India (launched April 2016).
- The Municipality of Barranquilla, Colombia in the project ‘Vida Nueva’.
1 International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 8th edn. Brussels, Belgium: International Diabetes Federation, 2017.
- South-East Asia
- Non-communicable Diseases
SGDs the partnership contributes to
- 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
- 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
Population Services International (PSI)
Municipality of Barranquilla
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)