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Seminar – Gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, mothers, and fathers
March 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
All are invited to the CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar by:
Gestational diabetes (GDM) is an established risk indicator for type 2 diabetes in mothers that provides a window of opportunity for diabetes prevention. We will discuss its associations with diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, both alone and in combination with gestational hypertension. We will review recent studies demonstrating its association with diabetes in fathers and diabetes in offspring. We will examine recent intervention studies in family-based diabetes prevention in the context of a maternal GDM history
About Dr Dasgupta
DrDasgupta is a physician scientist based in Montreal, Canada. She holds operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Diabetes Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the Lawson and Medavie Foundations. She and her team focus on self-management support in type 2 diabetes, GDM, and type 1 diabetes, with an emphasis on health behaviour change and patient engagement. Her epidemiological studies in diabetes have informed the interventions that she has developed.