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Metformin During Pregnancy: Are the Results MiTy Enough to Change Practice?

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) currently recommends insulin as the preferred agent for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus during pregnancy. However, metformin is routinely used as it has several advantages over insulin including the lower cost, less maternal weight gain, and less maternal hypoglycemia. The MiTy study explores the benefits and risks of a combination of metformin plus insulin. 

Guest Authors:  Hugh Quinn, PharmD and Mallory Telese, PharmD
Guest Panelists: Erin Raney, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM and Rebecca Stone, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

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Preventing Gestational Diabetes with Myo-Inositol: Ready for Prime Time?

With increased emphasis on disease prevention, gestational diabetes (GDM) is worthy of more attention. The incidence is on the rise not only in the United States (U.S.) but worldwide. Complications of GDM such as preeclampsia, cesarean delivery, neonatal hypoglycemia, macrosomia, and birth trauma negatively impact maternal and fetal health. Is a readily available, non-prescription dietary supplement the answer? Recent investigations have examined the use of myo-inositol for GDM prevention, with positive results. 

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