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Sunday, June 26, 2011

HEALTH, Pregnancy, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM): Delivering hope!

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GEETA PADMANABHAN / The HIndu / June 26, 2011.

Dr. GIta Arjun
Dr. GIta Arjun..

TREND When there's such an alarming increase in the rate of gestational diabetes, shouldn't more thought be given to preventive measures?
These days, when obstetrician/gynaecologist Dr. Gita Arjun and endocrinologist Dr. Usha Sriram meet, their conversation moves to a development that worries them both — the exponential increase in the rate of diabetes in pregnancy, aka gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). “There has been an explosion of cases of GDM in the new millennium,” they say. “It's gone up from 4-6 per cent in the early 90s, to upwards of 15 per cent of all pregnancies now.” This, they point out, places a huge load on healthcare givers and increases complications for both mother and child.

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