Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance that begins or is first detected during pregnancy.
The detection of gestational diabetes is important because of its associated maternal and fetal complications. According to the ADA guidelines, patients should be screened for gestational diabetes during pregnancy at their initial visit
Gestational diabetes develops because pregnancy increases requirements for insulin secretion while also increasing insulin resistance, upping demands on pancreatic β-cells. A woman is considered at a high risk of gestational diabetes if she has one or more of the following: marked Obesity, personal history of gestational diabetes, glucose intolerance or glycosuria, or a strong family history of type 2 diabetes, age more than 25 years, multiparity, and previous cases of macrosomia.
All women should be screened for gestational diabetes during pregnancy at 24 – 28 weeks of gestation following standard guidelines.
The best thing for a woman who is at 24-28 weeks of gestation is suggested to go to Apollo Sugar or any health care facility in near vicinity to take doctor’s advice and get screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.
Apollo sugar is able to provide the entire spectrum of diabetes services for effective Gestational Diabetes Mellitus management