Dr Sarah Glastras

Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Northern Clinical School.


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Biographical details

BSc Psych (Hons), MBBS (Hons), FRACP, PhD

Research interests

Maternal obesity, foetal programming, metabolic syndrome, gestational diabetes, type 2 diabetes

Teaching and supervision

Endocrinology, Diabetes

Current projects

Helpful or Harmful: Are newly introduced criteria for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus associated with improved pregnancy outcomes?
Maternal obesity and offspring metabolic health:
Defining the mechanisms of foetal programming (project funding)
Maternal obesity and offspring metabolic health:
Defining the mechanisms of foetal programming
Urinary clusterin measured in early pregnancy may predict preeclampsia in women with type 1 diabetes
Helpful or Harmful: Are newly introduced criteria for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus associated with improved pregnancy outcomes?
Maternal obesity and offspring metabolic health:
Defining the mechanisms of foetal programming (project funding)
Maternal obesity and offspring metabolic health:
Defining the mechanisms of foetal programming
Urinary clusterin measured in early pregnancy may predict preeclampsia in women with type 1 diabetes
Helpful or Harmful: Are newly introduced criteria for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus associated with improved pregnancy outcomes?

Maternal obesity and offspring metabolic health: Defining the mechanisms of foetal programming

Urinary clusterin measured in early pregnancy may predict preeclampsia in women with type 1 diabetes

Associations

Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society

Australian Diabetes Society

Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society

Awards and honours

NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2019-2022)

JDRF Clinician Mentored Research Fellowship (2018)

Selection for JDRF Future Researcher Leadership Program (2018-2019)

NSW Cardiovascular Research Network Rising Star Finalist (2017)

ADS Pincus-Taft Basic Science Young Investigator Award (2015)

Endocrine Society of Australia Women in Endocrinology Travel Award (2014)

International Society of Endocrinology (ISE) Travel Grant to US/ICE ENDO (2014)

Keywords

Obesity & overweight; Diabetes; Pregnancy

Clinical Specialty

Endocrinology

Selected grants

2019

  • MATERNAL OBESITY AND OFFSPRING METABOLIC HEALTH: DEFINING THE MECHANISMS OF FOETAL PROGRAMMING; Glastras S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships.

2018

  • Urinary clusterin measured in early pregnancy may predict preeclampsia in women with Type 1 diabetes; Glastras S; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Australia)/T1DCRN - Mentored Clinician Researcher Fellowship.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Atlantis, E., Kormas, N., Samaras, K., Fahey, P., Sumithran, P., Glastras, S., Wittert, G., Fusco, K., Bishay, R., Markovic, T., Williams, K., Caterson, I., et al (2018). Clinical Obesity Services in Public Hospitals in Australia: a position statement based on expert consensus. Clinical Obesity, 8(3), 203-210. [More Information]
  • Larkin, B., Glastras, S., Chen, H., Pollock, C., Saad, S. (2018). DNA methylation and the potential role of demethylating agents in prevention of progressive chronic kidney disease. FASEB Journal, 32(10), 5215-5226. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Hocking, S., Fulcher, G. (2018). Large-for-Gestational-Age Neonates in Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy: Contribution of Factors Beyond Hyperglycemia. Diabetes Care, 41(8), 1821-1828. [More Information]
  • Wong, M., The, N., Glastras, S. (2018). Maternal obesity and offspring risk of chronic kidney disease. Nephrology, 23(Suppl 4), 84-87. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Chen, H., Pollock, C., Saad, S. (2018). Maternal obesity increases the risk of metabolic disease and impacts renal health in offspring. Bioscience Reports, 38(2), 1-15. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Scott, E., Hocking, S., Fulcher, G. (2018). Outcomes for Women with Gestational Diabetes Treated with Metformin: A Retrospective, Case-Control Study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(3), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Rodrigo, N., Glastras, S. (2018). The Emerging Role of Biomarkers in the Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(6), 1-16. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Fulcher, G., Glastras, S. (2018). Twin pregnancy with gestational diabetes mellitus: A double whammy? diabetes care 2018;41:e15-e16. Diabetes Care, 41(4), e67. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Dryden, J., Newlyn, N., Pamplona, E., O�Dea, J., Hocking, S., Glastras, S., Fulcher, G. (2018). Utility of the HARP Diabetes Risk Calculator in Identifying Patients with Type 2 Diabetes at Risk of Unplanned Hospital Presentations. Internal Medicine Journal, 48(10), 1198-1205. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Gunton, J., Hocking, S., Glastras, S., Fulcher, G. (2018). Women with type 2 diabetes in pregnancy remain a high-risk group. Minerva Endocrinologica, 43(2), 224-225. [More Information]
  • Wijewardene, A., Glastras, S., Learoyd, D., Robinson, B., Tsang, V. (2017). ACTH-secreting medullary thyroid cancer: a case series. Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports, 2017, 1-6. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Seeho, S., Scott, E., Fulcher, G., Hocking, S. (2017). Association Between Glycemic Variability, HbA1c, and Large-for-Gestational-Age Neonates in Women With Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, 40(8), e98-e100. [More Information]
  • Delaney, G., Newlyn, N., Pamplona, E., Hocking, S., Glastras, S., McGrath, R., Fulcher, G. (2017). Identification of patients with diabetes who benefit most from a health coaching program in chronic disease Management, Sydney, Australia, 2013. Preventing Chronic Disease, 14(E21), 1-8. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Hocking, S., Scott, E., Seeho, S., Fulcher, G., Glastras, S. (2017). Outcomes of twin pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes: A meta-analysis of observational studies. Journal of Perinatology, 37(4), 360-368. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Chen, H., Tsang, M., Teh, R., McGrath, R., Zaky, A., Chen, J., Wong, M., Pollock, C., Saad, S. (2017). The renal consequences of maternal obesity in offspring are overwhelmed by postnatal high fat diet. PloS One, 12(2), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Chen, H., McGrath, R., Zaky, A., Gill, A., Pollock, C., Saad, S. (2016). Effect of GLP-1 Receptor Activation on Offspring Kidney Health in a Rat Model of Maternal Obesity. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-12. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Donnelly, V., Glastras, S., Preda, V., Sheriff, N., Ward, P., Hocking, S., Fulcher, G. (2016). Evaluation of Blood Glucose Meter Efficacy in an Antenatal Diabetes Clinic. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, 18(2), 68-74. [More Information]
  • Evin, M., Broadhouse, K., Callaghan, F., McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Kozor, R., Hocking, S., Lamy, J., Redheuil, A., Kachenoura, N., Fulcher, G., Figtree, G., Grieve, S. (2016). Impact of obesity and epicardial fat on early left atrial dysfunction assessed by cardiac MRI strain analysis. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 15(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Tsang, M., Teh, R., Chen, H., McGrath, R., Zaky, A., Pollock, C., Saad, S. (2016). Maternal Obesity Promotes Diabetic Nephropathy in Rodent Offspring. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Chen, H., Teh, R., McGrath, R., Chen, J., Pollock, C., Wong, M., Saad, S. (2016). Mouse models of diabetes, obesity and related kidney disease. PloS One, 11(8), 1-15. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Hocking, S., Fulcher, G. (2016). Use of metformin earlier in pregnancy predicts supplemental insulin therapy in women with gestational diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 116, 96-99. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Hocking, S., Tjoeng, I., Krause, M., Fulcher, G. (2015). Central Functions of Glucagon-like Peptide-1: Roles in Energy Regulation and Neuroprotection. Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science, 6(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Wong, M., Chen, H., Zhang, J., Zaky, A., Pollock, C., Saad, S. (2015). FXR expression is associated with dysregulated glucose and lipid levels in the offspring kidney induced by maternal obesity. Nutrition and Metabolism, 12(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Fulcher, G. (2012). Guidelines for the management of gestational diabetes in pregnancy. Clinical Practice, 9(2), 161-170. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Mohsin, F., Donaghue, K. (2005). Complications of diabetes mellitus in childhood. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 52(6), 1735-1753. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Craig, M., Verge, C., Chan, A., Cusumano, J., Donaghue, K. (2005). The role of autoimmunity at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in the development of thyroid and celiac disease and microvascular complications. Diabetes Care, 28(9), 2170-2175. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Atlantis, E., Kormas, N., Samaras, K., Fahey, P., Sumithran, P., Glastras, S., Wittert, G., Fusco, K., Bishay, R., et al, Caterson, I. (2018). Clinical Obesity Services in Public Hospitals (COSiPH) in Australia: a position statement based on expert consensus. ANZOS-Breakthrough Discoveries Joint Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society.

2018

  • Atlantis, E., Kormas, N., Samaras, K., Fahey, P., Sumithran, P., Glastras, S., Wittert, G., Fusco, K., Bishay, R., et al, Caterson, I. (2018). Clinical Obesity Services in Public Hospitals (COSiPH) in Australia: a position statement based on expert consensus. ANZOS-Breakthrough Discoveries Joint Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society.
  • Atlantis, E., Kormas, N., Samaras, K., Fahey, P., Sumithran, P., Glastras, S., Wittert, G., Fusco, K., Bishay, R., Markovic, T., Williams, K., Caterson, I., et al (2018). Clinical Obesity Services in Public Hospitals in Australia: a position statement based on expert consensus. Clinical Obesity, 8(3), 203-210. [More Information]
  • Larkin, B., Glastras, S., Chen, H., Pollock, C., Saad, S. (2018). DNA methylation and the potential role of demethylating agents in prevention of progressive chronic kidney disease. FASEB Journal, 32(10), 5215-5226. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Hocking, S., Fulcher, G. (2018). Large-for-Gestational-Age Neonates in Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy: Contribution of Factors Beyond Hyperglycemia. Diabetes Care, 41(8), 1821-1828. [More Information]
  • Wong, M., The, N., Glastras, S. (2018). Maternal obesity and offspring risk of chronic kidney disease. Nephrology, 23(Suppl 4), 84-87. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Chen, H., Pollock, C., Saad, S. (2018). Maternal obesity increases the risk of metabolic disease and impacts renal health in offspring. Bioscience Reports, 38(2), 1-15. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Scott, E., Hocking, S., Fulcher, G. (2018). Outcomes for Women with Gestational Diabetes Treated with Metformin: A Retrospective, Case-Control Study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(3), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Rodrigo, N., Glastras, S. (2018). The Emerging Role of Biomarkers in the Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(6), 1-16. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Fulcher, G., Glastras, S. (2018). Twin pregnancy with gestational diabetes mellitus: A double whammy? diabetes care 2018;41:e15-e16. Diabetes Care, 41(4), e67. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Dryden, J., Newlyn, N., Pamplona, E., O�Dea, J., Hocking, S., Glastras, S., Fulcher, G. (2018). Utility of the HARP Diabetes Risk Calculator in Identifying Patients with Type 2 Diabetes at Risk of Unplanned Hospital Presentations. Internal Medicine Journal, 48(10), 1198-1205. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Gunton, J., Hocking, S., Glastras, S., Fulcher, G. (2018). Women with type 2 diabetes in pregnancy remain a high-risk group. Minerva Endocrinologica, 43(2), 224-225. [More Information]

2017

  • Wijewardene, A., Glastras, S., Learoyd, D., Robinson, B., Tsang, V. (2017). ACTH-secreting medullary thyroid cancer: a case series. Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports, 2017, 1-6. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Seeho, S., Scott, E., Fulcher, G., Hocking, S. (2017). Association Between Glycemic Variability, HbA1c, and Large-for-Gestational-Age Neonates in Women With Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, 40(8), e98-e100. [More Information]
  • Delaney, G., Newlyn, N., Pamplona, E., Hocking, S., Glastras, S., McGrath, R., Fulcher, G. (2017). Identification of patients with diabetes who benefit most from a health coaching program in chronic disease Management, Sydney, Australia, 2013. Preventing Chronic Disease, 14(E21), 1-8. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Hocking, S., Scott, E., Seeho, S., Fulcher, G., Glastras, S. (2017). Outcomes of twin pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes: A meta-analysis of observational studies. Journal of Perinatology, 37(4), 360-368. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Chen, H., Tsang, M., Teh, R., McGrath, R., Zaky, A., Chen, J., Wong, M., Pollock, C., Saad, S. (2017). The renal consequences of maternal obesity in offspring are overwhelmed by postnatal high fat diet. PloS One, 12(2), 1-17. [More Information]

2016

  • Glastras, S., Chen, H., McGrath, R., Zaky, A., Gill, A., Pollock, C., Saad, S. (2016). Effect of GLP-1 Receptor Activation on Offspring Kidney Health in a Rat Model of Maternal Obesity. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-12. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Donnelly, V., Glastras, S., Preda, V., Sheriff, N., Ward, P., Hocking, S., Fulcher, G. (2016). Evaluation of Blood Glucose Meter Efficacy in an Antenatal Diabetes Clinic. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, 18(2), 68-74. [More Information]
  • Evin, M., Broadhouse, K., Callaghan, F., McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Kozor, R., Hocking, S., Lamy, J., Redheuil, A., Kachenoura, N., Fulcher, G., Figtree, G., Grieve, S. (2016). Impact of obesity and epicardial fat on early left atrial dysfunction assessed by cardiac MRI strain analysis. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 15(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Tsang, M., Teh, R., Chen, H., McGrath, R., Zaky, A., Pollock, C., Saad, S. (2016). Maternal Obesity Promotes Diabetic Nephropathy in Rodent Offspring. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Chen, H., Teh, R., McGrath, R., Chen, J., Pollock, C., Wong, M., Saad, S. (2016). Mouse models of diabetes, obesity and related kidney disease. PloS One, 11(8), 1-15. [More Information]
  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Hocking, S., Fulcher, G. (2016). Use of metformin earlier in pregnancy predicts supplemental insulin therapy in women with gestational diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 116, 96-99. [More Information]

2015

  • McGrath, R., Glastras, S., Hocking, S., Tjoeng, I., Krause, M., Fulcher, G. (2015). Central Functions of Glucagon-like Peptide-1: Roles in Energy Regulation and Neuroprotection. Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science, 6(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Wong, M., Chen, H., Zhang, J., Zaky, A., Pollock, C., Saad, S. (2015). FXR expression is associated with dysregulated glucose and lipid levels in the offspring kidney induced by maternal obesity. Nutrition and Metabolism, 12(1), 1-13. [More Information]

2012

  • Glastras, S., Fulcher, G. (2012). Guidelines for the management of gestational diabetes in pregnancy. Clinical Practice, 9(2), 161-170. [More Information]

2005

  • Glastras, S., Mohsin, F., Donaghue, K. (2005). Complications of diabetes mellitus in childhood. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 52(6), 1735-1753. [More Information]
  • Glastras, S., Craig, M., Verge, C., Chan, A., Cusumano, J., Donaghue, K. (2005). The role of autoimmunity at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in the development of thyroid and celiac disease and microvascular complications. Diabetes Care, 28(9), 2170-2175. [More Information]

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