Oral Presentation Australian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society 2018

Glucocentricity in pregnancy: ignoring other metabolic targets? (#5)

Helen Barrett 1 2
  1. Endocrinology, Mater Health, Brisbane
  2. Mater Research, Brisbane

Women with pregnancies complicated by diabetes mellitus or obesity continue to have poorer pregnancy outcomes for mother and infant. At present our clinical focus is on maternal glucose management, with dietary and pharmacological therapies. Other aspects of maternal metabolism including maternal lipids and ketones offer potential therapeutic targets. I will discuss research relating to the determinants of maternal non-glucose metabolism, and interaction with maternal microbiome.