Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is emerging as a common medical complication of pregnancy (2), with a parallel increase to the pandemic of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Currently GDM affects approximately 7% of all pregnancies and up to 14% of pregnancies in high-risk populations while pregestational diabetes mellitus (PGDM) is estimated to affect about 1.3% (3). The incidence of GDM in South India is reported to be 16.55%, while our own incidence in the community was 10.3 % (4, 5).

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