Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), defined as diabetes diagnosed in second and third trimesters of pregnancy, 

In India alone, GDM complicates nearly 4 million pregnancies annually, representing a large subset of the population at high risk for adverse perinatal morbidity and mortality if left inappropriately managed. As substantiated by “fetal origin of adult disease” hypothesis, the perpetuation of this ongoing cycle needs to check to avoid the occurrence of unfavorable consequences in future generations

Risk Factors for GDM

• Obesity

• Previous history of GDM

• Prior delivery of a large baby (> 4 kg or >9 lbs)

• Family history of diabetes in a first-degree relative Read more