INFANT A research centre focused entirely on pregnancy, birth and early childhood. Hosted at University College Cork (UCC), Cork, Ireland, The Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research has local impact with a global reach. INFANT is answering the international need for research and innovation to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies. Across pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood, INFANT is solving challenges through its key research themes
(Springer, 2019-07-04) Bogdanet, Delia; Reddin, Catriona; Macken, Esther; Griffin, Tomás P.; Fhelelboom, Narjes; Biesty, Linda M.; Thangaratinam, Shakila; Dempsey, Eugene M.; Crowther, Caroline; Galjaard, Sander; Maresh, Michael; Loeken, Mary R.; Napoli, Angela; Anastasiou, Eleni; Noctor, Eoin; de Valk, Harold W.; van Poppel, Mireille N. M.; Agostini, Andrea; Clarson, Cheril; Egan, Aoife M.; O'Shea, Paula M.; Devane, Declan; Dunne, Fidelma P.; Health Research Board; National University of Ireland; Royal College of Physicians; Irish Endocrine Society
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is linked with a higher lifetime risk for the development of impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, type 2 diabetes, the metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, postpartum depression and tumours. Despite this, there is no consistency in the long-term follow-up of women with a previous diagnosis of GDM. Further, the outcomes selected and reported in the research involving this population are heterogeneous and lack standardisation. This amplifies the risk of reporting bias and diminishes the likelihood of significant comparisons between studies. The aim of this study is to develop a core outcome set (COS) for RCTs and other studies evaluating the long-term follow-up at 1 year and beyond of women with previous GDM treated with insulin and/oral glucose-lowering agents.