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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management.

Mpondo, B. C. T., Ernest, A. and Dee, H. E. (2015) Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management. Journal of diabetes and metabolic disorders, 14. p. 42. ISSN 2251-6581

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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a well-characterized disease affecting a significant population of pregnant women worldwide. It has been widely linked to undue weight gain associated with factors such as diet, obesity, family history, and ethnicity. Poorly controlled GDM results in maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Improved outcomes therefore rely on early diagnosis and tight glycaemic control. While straightforward protocols exist for screening and management of diabetes mellitus in the general population, management of GDM remains controversial with conflicting guidelines and treatment protocols. This review highlights the diagnostic and management options for GDM in light of recent advances in care.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Gestation diabetes mellitus, Glucose, Screening, Glycaemic control, Insulin, Oral agents
Subjects: Non-communicable disease (NCD) > Diabetes
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 09:34
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 09:34

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