Finding new ways to improve care for GDM
DIABETES affects only a small number of pregnancies in Australia, but among Indigenous women the rates of pre-existing diabetes are three to four times higher than for non-Indigenous women.
The difference in rates of gestational diabetes (GDM) are even more stark: Indigenous women are 10 times more likely to have GDM than non-Indigenous women.
The Pregnancy and Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) study aims to assess outcomes in the Northern Territory, where 38% of babies are born to Indigenous mothers.
Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown, lead investigator, says the longitudinal