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1. Definition of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) The following World Health ... Gestational diabetes mellitus is carbohydrate intolerance resulting ... Definition of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) The following World Health Organisation (WHO) definition has been used by all learned societies which have produced guidelines for GDM screening and diagnosis. Gestational diabetes mellitus is carbohydrate intolerance resulting in hyperglycaemia of variable severity with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. The definition applies irrespective of whether or not insulin is used for treatment or the condition persists after pregnancy
What is the link between Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and type 2 Diabetes? Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a form of glucose intolerance that is diagnosed during pregnancy. After pregnancy, 5 to 10 percent of women who had GDM are found to have type 2 diabetes. Women who have had GDM have a 20 to 50 percent chance of developing diabetes in the next 5 to 10 years following pregnancy.1, 2 The children of women with a history of GDM are at an increased risk for obesity and diabetes compared to other children.3,4 What is the prevalence of GDM?
Objectives: To compare the efficacy of two screenings methods for gestational diabetes mellitus, namely the universal screening using 50g Glucose Challenge Test to that of selective screening based on risk factors. Methodology: A cross-sectional study involving 366 women between 24 weeks to 28 weeks gestation who attended a community health clinic for their antenatal care between January to May 2003. All women had their risk factors for gestational diabetes identified at the beginning of the study, after which they underwent a 50g Glucose Challenge Test and subsequently the 75g Oral Glucose Tolerance Test...
Chronic disease epidemiologists collect, analyze and interpret science-based data to assess the burden of chronic disease, provide information on the distribution and risk factors of chronic diseases necessary for public health program planning and implementation, and assist in evaluating the success of public health programs
And some studies link excessive amounts of sugar to behavourial problems in kids. ... Stevia is hundreds of times sweeter than sugar, so a little goes a long way. ... But the reality is that obesity and diabetes are on the rise, particularly among kids, and a high intake of sugar is one of the main reasons why. Sugar is high in calories and has no nutritional value. It can play havoc with blood sugar levels. And some studies link excessive amounts of sugar to behavourial problems in kids.
The main source of sugar has for long been cane sugar with beet sugar contributing a small percentage. These sugars along with sweetening qualities also have been found to contribute calories, which can lead to obesity, a risk factor for some chronic diseases such as Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Cardiovascular diseases, etc. Hence craving for sweetness led man to discover several forms of alternative intense sweeteners, which have made possible to offer consumers sweet taste without the calories
There are several situations in which the yeast may multiply. For example, antibiotic medicine may kill the bacteria that keep yeast levels down. Conditions that cause hormonal changes, such as menopause, pregnancy, or taking birth control pills, may also cause the yeast to grow. Yeast infections are often associated with diabetes, especially when the blood sugar level is too high. Recurring or stubborn cases of vaginal candidiasis may sometimes be an