Obesity in pregnancy and gestational diabetes

Olga Triantafyllou, Kalliopi Pappa


Obesity is widely regarded as a major global pandemic that has extensive complications. Obesity rates have increased dramatically which can significantly lead to both maternal and fetal health complications during pregnancy. Obese women are predisposed to pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Both share common metabolic characteristics. Obesity and gestational diabetes are both related to serious problems during pregnancy, but also to long term maternal – fetal consequences…


Metformin in the treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus: is it safe and efficient?

Argirios Rountis, Kalliopi Pappa



Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) typically occurs when maternal glucose metabolism fails to compensate for the gradually increasing insulin resistance which mainly derives from the indigenous production of diabetogenic placental hormones during pregnancy. With its rising prevalence nowadays, GDM constitutes one of the most serious health problems in pregnant women that may result in both maternal and neonatal adverse outcomes…


The management of the macrosomic fetus and the assessment of wellbeing in gestational diabetes mellitus

Anastasios Pandraklakis, Kalliopi Pappa



Diabetes mellitus(DM) in pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of fetal, neonatal, and offspring complications, as well as with long term complications in adulthood. DM may be pregestational (ie, type 1 or 2 diabetes diagnosed before pregnancy with a prevalence 1.8%) or gestational (ie, diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy with a prevalence 7.5%). The outcome mainly is related to the onset and duration of glucose intolerance during pregnancy and the severity of DM …


Diabetic ketoacidosis in pregnancy

Christos Kalantzis, Kalliopi Pappa



Diabetic ketoacidosis in pregnancy is a rare but potential life-threatening condition for the mother and the fetus. Although predictably DKP is more common in patients with type 1 diabetes, it has been reported too in those with type 2 diabetes as well as gestational diabetes. Diabetic ketoacidosis usually occurs in the second and third trimesters because of insulin resistance. Prompt recognition and aggressive treatment …


Happy New Year

Loutradis Dimitris

HAPPY New Year and welcome to 2019! HJOG remains vigorous and strong, with many efforts on the way to Scopus and Pubmed. As a President of HSOG, I would like to thank all of you, for your continuous support and contributions through the past years. You have made a significant impact on HJOG and brought it to a new level…