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Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a medical condition in which the blood sugar level of women becomes high during pregnancy. This condition can affect even those women who had never been diagnosed with diabetes before the pregnancy. Though the condition goes away with the birth of the baby, it may affect the health of the baby and ..

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Testing Pregnant Women for Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes refers to high blood sugar level that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth. Even though it can occur at any stage of pregnancy, but is more common in the second half. Gestational diabetes occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin which helps control blood sugar levels for meeting the ..


Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

In March, 2018, the Union health ministry has revised the guidelines for treating gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Now the guidelines call for a universal screening for GDM in pregnant women. GDM is defined as Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. Universal screening will result in far-reaching implications for maternal and ..


2017 World Diabetes Day (WDD)

The World Diabetes Day (WDD) is observed on November 14 to promote better diabetes management among people across the globe who are or have been suffering from the condition, which is initiated by International Diabetes Federation (IDF). The 2017 theme is “Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future”. This year, the campaign ..