Abstract

Opinion

Management of gestational diabetes during ‘COVID19 time’

Nicolina Di Biase*

Published: 27 May, 2020 | Volume 4 - Issue 1 | Pages: 020-022

The measures put in place by many governments around the world to fight the spread of COVID-19 have drastically reduced visits to diabetes centres. To keep providing people with diabetes the professional support they need and reduce the inconvenience caused by the interruption of traditional assistance, the typical control visit can be carried out by virtual visit, telemedicine (TM) that should have the necessary characteristics to provide a correct execution. Especially this is important for pregnant women first diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), they have the necessity to frequent checks in a short time due to the pregnancy.

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Keywords:

GDM: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus; TM: Telemedicine

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