gestational diabetes


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gestational diabetes

n.
A form of diabetes mellitus that develops or is first recognized during pregnancy and, if untreated, can lead to complications such as preeclampsia and high birth weight. It is associated with an increased risk of subsequent development of type 2 diabetes.
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Being Asian race, high prevalence of obesity, physical inactivity and unhealthy eating habits has put pregnant women at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes, harmful for both the mothers and fetuses.
ROC curve analysis revealed the optimal cutoff point of serum cobalamin for predicting gestational diabetes to be 113 pg/mL at which sensitivity and specificity were was 56.
PUT ON BEDRESTIf a woman with risk factors such as obesity, family history of diabetes or gestational diabetes realises she is pregnant, she should have her blood sugar levels checked immediately, because if not caught and treated promptly, gestational diabetes can cause health problems for the mother and baby.
In order to get a clearer view of how pregnant women understand gestational diabetes, Sun Life also surveyed a sample of pregnant women, and found that 12 percent of recently pregnant women are diabetic.
On the other hand Gestational diabetes which happens during pregnancy can cause health problems during pregnancy for both the child and mother.
A pregnant woman is given glucose to drink for diagnosis of the disease, Dr Salma said and added that gynecologists should take special care of woman with gestational diabetes and should refer them to specialist doctors.
Glucose intolerance occurring during the prenatal period, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), is usually identified in the second trimester of pregnancy.
The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Initiative on gestational diabetes mellitus: A pragmatic guide for diagnosis, management, and care.
Results: The differences for serum triglycerides and total cholesterol were not found to be significant among subject with or without gestational diabetes mellitus, where 0.
2 Whilst this entity rightly attracts all the attention, and cannot be ignored, the proposed initiative on gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is likely to have an equal if not a greater impact.
Professor Kadyam Gomathi, department of biochemistry at Gulf Medical University (GMU), who conducted the research said that the UAE suffers from a high prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) associated with poor outcomes for both mother and fetus.
The results of the present study indicate that supplementation with myo-inositol can decrease the incidence of gestational diabetes in overweight pregnant women.