Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Review Article

JOURNAL TITLE: Pondicherry Journal of Nursing

Author
1. P. Rajalakshmy
ISSN
2279-0144
DOI
10.5005/pjn-9-2-46
Volume
9
Issue
2
Publishing Year
2016
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
    1. Lecturer, Kasturba Gandhi College of Nursing Puducherry
  • Article keywords
    Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load

    Abstract

    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance that begins or is first detected during pregnancy. About 7% of all pregnancy is >200,000 cases per year are detected as GDM. GDM will be diagnosed through oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). It can be identified in the first trimester. Since this GDM will increase the complication among the mother and the infant. Since it cannot be curable but the complication can be reduced with the special care, drug and the dietary management.

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