Dr. Mestman introduces himself and explains what gestational diabetes is.
My name is Jorge H. Mestman. I am a professor of medicine and operative gynecology at USC School of Medicine in Los Angeles and my main interest is in endocrine diseases in general, but mainly in relation to pregnancy.
Gestational diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance, any type of abnormal glucose tolerance test that they detected for the first time during pregnancy.
About Dr.Mestman, M.D.:
Dr. Jorge Mestman attended the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina and received his medical degree in 1955. He then came to Los Angeles to perform his internship and residency training at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan. Dr. Mestman completed his fellowship training in endocrinology and metabolism at USC. In addition to authoring over a hundred journal articles and book chapters on diabetes and thyroid disease, Dr. Mestman is the recipient of several prestigious honors, including the 2002 Norbert Frienkel Lecture Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Diabetes and Pregnancy by the American Diabetes Association. He is currently a Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC and the Director of the USC Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases.
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