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Nutrition and Diet in Maternal Diabetes

An Evidence-Based Approach

  • Rajkumar Rajendram
  • Victor R. Preedy
  • Vinood B. Patel


  • Contributors are authors of international and national standing, leaders in the field, and trendsetters

  • Each chapter has a section on recommendations or Guidelines as well as a set of Key Points

  • Includes a section on Breast Feeding and Maternal Gestational Diabetes


Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Definitions, Characterization and Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leonor Guariguata, Ute Linnenkamp, Lydia Elizabeth Makaroff, Katherine Ogurtsova, Stephen Colagiuri
      Pages 3-15
    3. Donald R. Coustan
      Pages 17-28
    4. Hannah Grace Dahlen, Charlene Thornton
      Pages 39-46
  3. The Type 1 Diabetic Mother

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Eftychia Koukkou, Ioannis Ilias
      Pages 59-68
  4. Global Findings in Gestational Diabetes

  5. Genetic and Molecular Factors Associated with Maternal Gestational Diabetes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Danuta Dudzik, Coral Barbas, M. Pilar Ramos
      Pages 101-117
    3. Olga Beltcheva, Maria Boyadzhieva, Vanio Mitev, Radka Kaneva
      Pages 119-134
    4. Renata Saucedo, Jorge Valencia, Lourdes Basurto, Marcelino Hernandez, Edgardo Puello, Arturo Zarate et al.
      Pages 135-145
    5. Marloes Dekker Nitert, Leonie K. Callaway, H. David McIntyre, Helen L. Barrett
      Pages 147-159
  6. Pre-existing Conditions and Gestational Diabetes Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175

About this book


This comprehensive volume covers all aspects of nutrition in different scenarios of maternal diabetes, including the Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic mother, gestational diabetes, and postpartum diabetes. The volumes offer a comprehensive, yet thorough, overview of the subject, from the prevalence, risk factors, and insulin requirements of the mother; to possible outcomes and effects on the infant; to dietary advice in general and specific scenarios; and information on macro and micronutrient supplements. There is also a special section on international perspectives on maternal diabetes, with ten chapters that each focus on a different country.

Nutrition and Diet in Maternal Diabetes: An Evidence-Based Approach offers an overview of the Type 1 and type 2 diabetic mother, maternal and offspring aspects of gestation diabetes, and breastfeeding and maternal gestational diabetes.​


Breast Feeding Diabetes Gestational Diabetes Maternal Diabetes Type 1 Diabetic Mother Type 2 Diabetic Mother

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajkumar Rajendram
    • 1
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 2
  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NutritionKing’s College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of NutritionKing’s College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of WestminsterLondonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Rajkumar Rajendram, AKC, BSc (Hons), MBBS (Dist), MRCP (UK), FRCA, EDIC, FFICM
King's College London
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutritional Sciences Division
School of Biomedical & Health Sciences
London, UK
Victor R. Preedy, BSc, PhD, DSc
King's College London
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutritional Sciences Division
School of Biomedical & Health Sciences
London, UK
Vinood B. Patel, BSc, PhD
University of Westminster
Faculty of Science & Technology
Department of Biomedical Sciences
London, UK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nutrition and Diet in Maternal Diabetes
  • Book Subtitle An Evidence-Based Approach
  • Editors Rajkumar Rajendram
    Victor R. Preedy
    Vinood B. Patel
  • Series Title Nutrition and Health
  • Series Abbreviated Title Nutrition,Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-56438-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85912-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-56440-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXVI, 514
  • Number of Illustrations 22 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Nutrition
    Maternal and Child Health
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“Part of the Nutrition and Health series, this book highlights the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diabetes in women during pregnancy. … The book is meant for healthcare providers who work with women with diabetes, those of childbearing potential, or at risk for gestational diabetes. This is an up‐to‐date resource for this population.” (Amy Hess Fischl, Doody's Book Reviews, December, 2017)