- Hyperglycemia in pregnancy (HIP, including gestational diabetes and pre-existing type 1 and type 2 diabetes) is increasing, with associated risks to the health of women and their babies.
- Population health interventions to prevent obesity across the lifecourse will be key to helping stabilise and reduce HIP.
- Interventions targeting high-risk individuals for HIP, can be beneficial for individuals, however they delivered small reductions in overall population incidence rates.
- Dynamic simulation models (DSM) can test policy and program scenarios before implementation in the real world.
- DSMs mature as new evidence becomes available and methods are advanced to facilitate further development.
- The impact of maternal weight status interventions on incidence of HIP were the first scenarios explored using this advanced DSM.