Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) poses significant long-term health burdens to women due to the elevated risk of future type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Yet, there are many gaps in the transition period after GDM, as postpartum women experience unique barriers that commonly preclude their ability to engage in T2DM prevention, and thus innovative models of healthcare delivery are needed to support this critical transitional period. This proposal to evaluate a GDM-focused patient navigation program among postpartum women who had GDM has the potential to meaningfully improve the long-term health of women who had GDM by enhancing access, engagement, and adoption of lifestyle interventions critical to T2DM prevention.
|Effective start/end date||7/1/20 → 6/30/22|
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (1R34DK125958-01)
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