Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus –Prevention by Life Style Modification

Address:   Arul Mozhi. D1, Vijaya Manickam. R2, Dr. Mangala Gowri3*
1Doctoral Student and Asst. Professor, Matha College of Nursing, Manamadurai
2Lecturer, Matha College of Nursing, Manamadurai
3Principal, Saveetha College of Nursing, Chennai
*Corresponding Author

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as a type of diabetes first diagnosed during pregnancy Incidence of GDM varies from 2% to 14% globally and it is increasing. Maternal glucose has been associated with a risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in a linear manner. High intake of saturated fat, low intake of polyunsaturated fat, and excessive gestational weight gain may increase the risk of GDM. Physical activity is also associated with decreased risk of GDM. Lifestyle modifications have been shown to be a valuable adjunctive therapy of GDM. Prevention of gestational weight gain by dietary and physical activity counseling have found favorable results and structured aerobic exercise training has been shown to decrease birth weight of the newborns.
Pregnant mother, lifestyle modifications, diet, exercise, outcomes of GDM
Arul Mozhi. D, Vijaya Manickam. R, Mangala Gowri. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus –Prevention by Life Style Modification. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 2(3): July-Sept.,2014; Page 177-179.
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