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Sara Meltzer, MD, FRCPC, FACP, CSPQ

Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Associate Member
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Kidney Diseases


McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Staff physician, Royal Victoria Hospital


McGill University

Associate Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology


Research Interest


My research focuses on clinical and epidemiological studies in the area of diabetes and pregnancy. With collaborators, I completed an assessment of diagnostic tests and their costs for gestational diabetes with a study population of 5480 women. Dr. G. Egeland and I evaluated the long-term maternal and daughter risks and outcomes after gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) (99 affected and 100 control pairs). Presently, I have been involved in planning and participating in research evaluating the effect of sleep apnea on outcomes of women with and without GDM. and evaluating preventive therapies for women post-GDM and their families in Canada and India.

Research Foci


  • Diabetes and pregnancy
  • Diagnostic tests and cost for GDM
  • Short and long-term outcomes of GDM
  • In-hospital diabetes care
  • Clinical management of type 1 diabetes including pump therapy and diet

Keywords


Diabetes, pregnancy, clinical management of diabetes, diet in diabetes, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)

Selected Publications


  • Meltzer S, Snyder J, Penrod J, Nudi M, Morin L. Gestational diabetes mellitus screening and diagnosis: a prospective randomised controlled trial comparing costs of one-step and two-step methods. BJOG 2010 (117): 407–415.

  • International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) Consensus Panel. IADPSG Recommendations on the Diagnosis and Classification of Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy IADPSG Consensus Panel Member: SJ Meltzer as an author member of the IADPSG Consensus Panel Diabetes Care 2010: 33(3) 676-682.

  • Egeland, GM, Meltzer SJ. Nature and Nurture - Following in Mom's Footsteps: Montreal Mother-Daughter Gestational Diabetes Case-Control Cohort. Diabetic Medicine 2010(27): 257-265.

  • Meltzer Sara J. Treatment of gestational diabetes – Editorial BMJ 2010;340:c1708

  • World Health Organization Monograph: Diagnostic Criteria and Classification of Hyperglycaemia First Detected in Pregnancy. WHO/NMH/MND/13.2 Accessed on website Publication date: August 22, 2013 (Guideline Development Group: Agarwal MM; Boulvain M; Coetzee E, Coligiuri S; Falavigna M; Hod M; Meltzer S; Metzger B; Omori Y; Rasa I; Schmidt MI; Seshiah V; Simmons D; Sobngwi E; Torloni R; and Yang H) ( http://www.who.int/diabetes/en/ )