Gestational diabetes – What are the risks for offspring? Event as iCalendar

07 June 2017

12:30 - 1:30pm

Venue: Liggins Institute – Room 505-003

Location: 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland

Cost: Free

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Dr Chris McKinlay

Speaker: Dr Chris McKinlay

Senior lecturer & neonatologist
Liggins Institute, University of Auckland

Gestational diabetes has been widely reported to be associated with increased risk of obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome in offspring. However, randomised trials have failed to show that treating women with gestational diabetes improves childhood outcomes, and recent systematic reviews suggest that these associations may be due to confounding by maternal obesity. This talk will critically review the current literature on risks for offspring after gestational diabetes and discuss current research aimed at addressing this question.

About the speaker: Chris McKinlay is a neonatologist at Counties Manukau Health and senior lecturer at the Liggins Institute with an interest in early life interventions to prevent later cardiometabolic disease.