The Diabetes in Pregnancy Dilemma: Leading Change with Proven Solutions, 2e

ISBN: 978-1-60795-182-7




Oded Langer, MD, PhD         

Past Babcock Professor and Chair

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital

University Hospital of Columbia University

New York, New York

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Diabetes mellitus is approaching epidemic proportions worldwide, and the effects and treatment of diabetes in pregnancy are not well enough understood by many doctors who see pregnant women in their practices. The goal of this book is to provide much-needed information to clinicians about pregestational and gestational diabetes in pregnancy and help them develop the tools and skills to improve the outcome of these pregnancies.

This is the second edition of a highly regarded book on diabetes in pregnancy, strongly recommended in JAMA to anyone involved in the care of pregnant women with diabetes mellitus. The second edition will be organized similarly to the first edition, but all of the chapters have been updated with new information and references.

The book emphasizes diagnosis and treatment, making it particularly valuable to clinicians. An evidence-based approach supplements the standard expert-opinion approach wherever clinical trials have provided sufficient evidence, and strong evidence is given for close nutritional management.

Like the first edition, the book is organized into two major sections: I. The Scientific Rationale for Global Issues Affecting Diabetes in Pregnancy and II. The Scientific Rationale for the Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy.



·         Clinical section cites trials and experimental evidence supporting recommended management of pregnant women with diabetes.

  • The scientific basis of pathologic conditions related to diabetes in pregnancy is presented in an engaging yet thorough manner.
  • In addition to comprehensive information about diagnosis and treatment, several chapters present the epidemiology, ethical issues, and fetal safety in pharmacotherapy of diabetes in pregnancy.


Obstetrician/Gynecologists, students and residents of obstetrics, obstetrical nurses, other clinicians treating pregnant women



Publication date: April 2015

476 pages/Paperback

Trim size: 8 x 10 inches

75 Figures; 70 Tables

ISBN 978-1-60795-182-7

Price $150.00



Section I. The Scientific Rationale for Global Issues Affecting Diabetes in Pregnancy

Section II. The Scientific Rationale for the Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy

Part I. Outcome Measurements of Diabetes in Pregnancy

Part II. General Clinical Management of the Pregnant Diabetic

Part III. Pregnancy Complicated by Gestational Diabetes Mellitus


Part IV. Pregnancy Complicated by Pre-existing Diabetes