Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

ISSN - 2155-6156

Vitamin D and gestational diabetes: A randomized, controlled, double blind trial

4th World Congress on Diabetes & Metabolism

August 14-16, 2013 Holiday Inn Chicago-North Shore, IL, USA

Jenny E. Gunton

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Diabetes Metab

Abstract :

Vitamin D deficiency (low 25-hydroxy-vitamin D3 (25VitD)) is associated with both type 2 diabetes. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is diabetes first diagnosed in pregnancy, and identifies women at markedly increased risk of future diabetes. Hypothesis: The hypothesis of the study was that treatment with vitamin D would decrease the incidence, or ameliorate the severity of GDM.

Biography :

Jenny E. Gunton completed her MBBS at University of Queensland, Australia and her specialist training in diabetes and endocrinology with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Her Ph.D. was completed at University of Sydney in 2003. She undertook postdoctoral studies in C. Ron Kahn?s lab at Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School. She now leads the Diabetes and Transcription Factors Group at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney Australia, and is the current president of the Australian Diabetes Society. She has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications.