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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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Farland, Sc.D., from University of Arizona in Tucson, and colleagues evaluated the relationship between endometriosis and adverse pregnancy outcomes (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, gestational diabetes mellitus [GDM], hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, preterm birth, and low birth weight) among 116,429 women participating in the Nurses' Health Study II.
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy.
Gestational diabetes mellitus is an illness distinct as any type of glucose intolerance which is developed for the first time in pregnant women.
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance that can be identified during pregnancy, usually, happening following the 24th week of gestation.1 It is associated with grave consequences not only for the pregnant females but lso for the fetus and after delivery to the neonates.
"This link of diabetes in children and youth with gestational diabetes in the mother has the potential to stimulate clinicians, parents, and children and youth themselves to consider the possibility of diabetes if offspring of a mother with gestational diabetes mellitus develop signs and symptoms such as frequent urination, abnormal thirst, weight loss or fatigue," says Dr.
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is characterized by any degree of maternal glucose intolerance developed or first detected during pregnancy.
[10] Glycemic control, particularly during the first half of pregnancy, is a strong predictor of hypertensive disorders in women with both overt and gestational diabetes mellitus. The findings in the study are in accordance with many of the previous studies.
Increased risk of ischemic heart disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes in women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus, a target group in general practice for preventive interventions: A population-based cohort study.
Monitoring and Medical Nutrition Therapy of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. United States: Medicine Update; 2011.
Prevalence and regional differences of gestational diabetes mellitus and oral glucose tolerance tests in Finland.
"During pregnancy, some women develop high blood sugar levels and this condition is known as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).