On November 18, Cynthia Herrick, MD, FACP and colleagues had their work titled “Barriers and facilitators to diabetes screening and prevention after a pregnancy complicated by gestational diabetes,” published in “PLoS ONE.”
“Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing in the United States, with higher rates among minoritized racial and ethnic populations and lower income populations.” GDM is a huge factor that increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, making diabetes screening and prevention even more essential.
Throughout the study, Herrick and collaborators look at the screening and prevention barriers and facilitators. Specifically, among non-privately insured individuals, prior to Medicaid expansion and with a history of GDM.
In conclusion, “the socioecological model highlights the societal and systemic determinants that encompass individual and interpersonal factors. This framework can inform multi-level interventions to increase postpartum type 2 diabetes screening and prevention in this high-risk population, including policy changes to alleviate higher-level barriers.”