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Pregnancy & Reproductive Health
MISSION: Pregnancy & Reproductive Health
The purpose of the American Diabetes Association Interest Group on Pregnancy & Reproductive Health is to stimulate research on the pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes mellitus and its complications during pregnancy; to develop improved methods for patient care; to disseminate such information to health professionals, women with diabetes, and others concerned with their care; and to influence public policy toward improved outcomes of pregnancies complicated by diabetes.

Linda Barbour, MD, MSPH, FACP
Chair, Pregnancy & Reproductive Health Interest Group
Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Divisions of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine (Aurora, CO)

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Popular Books by Interest Group Members

eBook: Managing Preexisting Diabetes and Pregnancy by Kitzmiller, Jovanovic, Brown, Coustan, et al. eBook: Medical Management of Pregnancy Complicated by Diabetes, 5th Edition by Donald R. Coustan, MD Print / App: ADA's Clinical Practice Recommendations 2015 Supplement, Pocket Charts, Apps and more.


Upcoming Meetings 

SAVE THE DATE! Plan to join your colleagues and leading diabetes experts in San Francisco on March 4-6, 2016. Discover the latest advances in diabetes treatment and management through interactive, small-group presentations.

Norbert Freinkel Lectureship Award

This lecture award is given in memory of Norbert Freinkel, a dedicated and insightful investigator, as well as gifted writer to honor a researcher who has made outstanding contributions to the field of diabetes and pregnancy. NOMINATIONS should be directed to Mary Merkin, Manager, Scientific and Medical at

Previous Award Winners:

2015 Elisabeth Mathiesen, MD, DMSc

2014 Jacob E. (Jed) Friedman, PhD

2013 Caroline A. Crowther, MD, FRANZCOG, FRCOG, CMFM

2012 E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

2011 Peter Damm, MD, DMSc

2010 Sylvie Hauguel-de Mouzon, PhD

2009 Sirk Kjos, MD

2008 David Sacks, MD

2007 Emilio Herrera, PhD

2006 David R. Hadden, MD

2005 Steven G. Gabbe, MD

2004 F. André Van Assche, MD

2003 Oded Langer, MD

2002 Jorge Mestman, MD

2001 Lois Jovanovic, MD 

2000 Patrick Catalano, MD

1999 Thomas Buchanan, MD

1998 David Pettitt, MD

1997 Donald Coustan, MD

1996 John Kitzmiller, MD

1995 Ulf Eriksson, MD

1994 John O'Sullivan, MD

1993 Boyd Metzger, MD

1992 Lars Mosted-Pedersen, MD

1991 John Bell, MD

Additional Suggested Resources

Webcast highlights from recent meetings include:


73rd Scientific Sessions (June 21-25, 2013 Chicago, Illinois) 

Session: Maternal Diabetes- Exposure, Epigenetics, and Embryopathy 

72ndScientific Sessions (June 8 - 12, 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 

Session: Norbert Freinkel Lecture – A Legacy of Health Risks – The Danish Experience with Gestational Diabetes 71stScientific Sessions (June 24 - 28, 2011 San Diego, California) 

Presentation:GDM:New Issues in Diagnosis and Management(Speaker: Boyd E. Metzger)

58thAnnual Advanced Postgraduate Course (February 25 - 27, 2011 New York, New York)

Session: The Effects of Obesity, Excessive Gestational Weight Gain, and Hyperglycemia on Pregnancy Metabolism and the Fetus 70thScientific Sessions (June 25 - 29, 2010 Orlando, Florida)


Session: Interest Group Discussion on Pregnancy and Reproductive Health

70thScientific Sessions (June 25 - 29, 2010 Orlando, Florida)

Session: Pregnancy Diet and Supplements--Needs and Concerns

70thScientific Sessions (June 25 - 29, 2010 Orlando, Florida)

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