Gestational Diabetes Risks Prevention and Treatments
Literature Review, 2020
Gestational diabetes, also known as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), is a sub-type of diabetes that is first identified during pregnancy. It consists of abnormal glucose tolerance or higher than normal blood glucose levels, that may or may not diminish following the birth of an infant. Over the past decades, GDM rates have continued to increase in Canada. This review provides information on the risk factors for developing GDM, its impact on maternal and offspring health, the approach to screening and diagnosis, recommended management strategies (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological), as well as primary prevention strategies.
Vertical (Mother-to-child) Transmission of HIV: Prevention, Treatment, and Education
Saskatchewan continues to see high rates of new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in comparison to the rest of Canada. A large number of these new cases are being identified in women of childbearing age.
Recognizing the importance of understanding HIV in the context of pregnancy, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute conducted a review of the literature in this area. The review includes findings and recommendations on vertical transmission, transmission prevention, barriers to prevention, and health promotion around these topics.Download the Vertical Transmission Executive SummarySKU: 7-501
A Review of Nutritional Recommendations for Pregnant Women Living with HIV
Ensuring proper nutrition is a critical component of living with HIV as it is with being pregnant. The two conditions combined mean that pregnant women living with HIV are especially vulnerable to nutrient deficiencies and these women must monitor their nutritional status accordingly. The review provides general recommendations to address these issues.SKU: 7-510