Diabetes in Pregnancy - Let's Not Sugar-Coat It
Have you had diabetes diagnosed for the first time in pregnancy?
Do you know someone with diabetes?
About this event:
About 4 in 10 women with diabetes during pregnancy develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years after childbirth. In the long term, type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications. Some of the ways that diabetes can be prevented include following a healthy diet and lifestyle during pregnancy. There is still lots to learn about how to best advise women and mothers about the best way to prevent their risk of diabetes.
Join our webinar and find out more about our research on preventing diabetes during and after pregnancy, as well as what to expect in the next few years. Learn about how you can help with our mission, and take part in our competition
Saturday, 13th March 2021, 12.00-1.00pm UK time
Location: Zoom webinar
Join the event:
You can join the Zoom webinar directly on the day through this link: https://qmul-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/86536260016
You can also click here to register on Eventbrite and receive an email reminder with the Zoom link (this is optional)
This is an inclusive event, all genders and backgrounds are welcome. Join our audience Q&A and share your thoughts online using @kt_network #sugarcoat2021
If you have any questions, please contact Zoe Drymoussi via email@example.com
12 pm - Welcome & introduction to speakers
12.05 pm - Prof Thangaratinam and Dr Tarakeswari:
What are the biggest challenges in preventing diabetes during and after pregnancy? Perspectives from the UK and India
12.15 pm - Angeliki Bolou:
How a Mediterranean diet and healthy lifestyle can help to prevent diabetes, what has the ESTEEM study taught us?
PHOTO COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED!
12.25 pm - Zoe Drymoussi:
The EMmY study - looking at using a nutritional supplement to prevent diabetes in pregnancy
12.30 pm - Melonie Gouldbourne & MERIT study participants:
The MERIT study - What is it like to be part of a research study?
12.40 – 1pm - Panel open discussion. Questions and comments from the audience.
Prof Shakila Thangaratinam
Professor of Maternal and
at University of Birmingham, UK.
She is a
Consultant Obstetrician and
of several research studies
in mothers with pre-eclampsia, epilepsy, obesity, and diabetes.
Dr Tarakeswari S.
Medical Director and
Head of Obstetric Medicine Unit,
Fernandez Hospital, Hyderabad,
India. She is a Consultant Obstetrician
with special interest in
high-risk and complicated
Director of Midwifery at the
Fernandez Foundation Hospital,
Hyderabad, India. She is a British
midwife training professional
midwives in Hyderabad, helping
to reduce maternal mortality and
promoting dignified humanised
care in Indian government
Senior lecturer in Midwifery at
University of Greenwich, UK
since 2016 and a PhD student
at QMUL focusing on preventing
diabetes in postnatal period.
She is a diabetes specialist midwife
and has worked in research
for the past 7 years.
Trials Coordinator in Women’s Health research studies for over 4 years at QMUL, London, UK. Her background is in laboratory research but now works on studies on preventing diabetes during and after pregnancy.
Over 5 years experience working in Women's Health. She is based mainly at the Royal London Hospital, London, UK as a Research Assistant. For the last two years she has been the main Health Coach for the MERIT study.
Secondary school teacher and mother of 3 children. She has experienced gestational diabetes during pregnancies 1 and 3. Joined the MERIT study, made significant dietary changes and experienced great results!
Some links you might find interesting
NHS information about diabetes and pregnancy
Who is Katie’s Team?
More information on who we are and what we do in the Centre for Women’s Health, QMUL
Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham
More information on who we are and what we do at the Fernandez Foundation, Hyderabad