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Seminar – Gestational Diabetes: a nutritional disorder?

June 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

All are invited to the CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar:

Gestational Diabetes: a nutritional disorder?

Dr Claire Meek, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge, UK.

Download the slides from Dr Meek’s seminar as a PDF.


Gestational diabetes is the most common medical complication of pregnancy and is increasing in incidence worldwide. In this seminar we will cover the following topics:

  • aetiology and risk factors for gestational diabetes
  • diagnosis and clinical management
  • dietary aspects to gestational diabetes
  • interventions focusing on diet and physical activity.

About Dr Meek

Claire Meek is a consultant metabolic physician and a new group leader at the Institute of Metabolic Science. Her research interests include gestational diabetes and obesity in pregnancy. She has recently been awarded an intermediate clinical fellowship by Diabetes UK and a future leaders’ award from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes in association with the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

During her fellowship, she will run the DiGest study, a randomised, controlled, blinded clinical trial of a dietary intervention during late pregnancy in women with gestational diabetes. The aim of the study is to identify if a reduced calorie diet can reduce gestational weight gain and improve both pregnancy outcomes and maternal postpartum glucose homeostasis. Claire Meek works in the Institute of Metabolic Science and Metabolic Research Laboratories at the University of Cambridge.

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June 22, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


United Kingdom


CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar Series