The effect of smartphone applications for gestational diabetes management on risk of postpartum glucose intolerance, antenatal glycemic control, and other perinatal outcomes is unknown.
This study is a randomized control trial in which patients diagnosed with gestational diabetes will be randomized to use of the Malama app vs. standard care as described above.
The primary aim of the study is to investigate if the incidence of postpartum glucose intolerance is lower in patients using the Malama app for gestational diabetes management compared to patients receiving standard care.
Secondary outcomes that will be investigated include several markers of maternal and neonatal perinatal morbidity. Maternal outcomes that will be investigated include postpartum hemoglobin A1c level, interval pregnancy weight gain, incidence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, cesarean delivery, operative delivery, postpartum hemorrhage, and advanced perineal lacerations. Neonatal secondary outcomes include gestational age at delivery, birthweight and incidence of large for gestational age infants, shoulder dystocia, NICU admission, length of NICU stay, neonatal blood glucose nadir, and need for neonatal IV glucose support.
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