Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 382 - 388 2019-03-04

Current approaches in gestational diabetes mellitus

Ahmet Peker [1] , Hakan Yarkıcı [2] , Harun Akar [3]

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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common medical complications in pregnancy and has become a global public health issue in terms of causing fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality in short- and long-term. The number of cases of GDM all over the world has been increasing day by day and they include risks for mother and baby health compared to healthy pregnancies. GDM screening and diagnostic phase has complete different approaches and there is no common consensus. Once GDM is diagnosed, pharmacologic treatment can be necessary in addition to strict blood sugar follow-up, regular exercise, and diet regulation. In postpartum period, medical monitoring is also necessary due to increased risk of diabetes mellitus in women with GDM. In this paper, we will also discuss approaches suggested in the GDM in the context of current guidelines and literature. 

Hyperglycemia, pregnancy, gestational diabetes mellitus, current approaches
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Reviews

Orcid: 0000-0002-5998-1304
Author: Ahmet Peker (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Health Sciences, İzmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-0204-861X
Author: Hakan Yarkıcı
Institution: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Health Sciences, İzmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-0936-8691
Author: Harun Akar
Institution: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Health Sciences, İzmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Publication Date: March 4, 2019

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