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Increase in blood glucose during pregnancy is known as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The main feature of GDM is insulin resistance, which resembles type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).[1] Generally, GDM occurs in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy and the blood glucose usually reverts to normal following delivery. In few cases, the blood glucose does not return to normal after delivery and continues as T2DM if not adequately managed. However, many GDM women develop diabetes later in life postpartum, if diabetes is not managed vigorously during pregnancy. The management of GDM involves medical nutrition therapy (MNT), metformin / insulin therapy.[2] Nevertheless, as GDM is the disease of pregnancy, usually medicines are avoided to protect the health of the fetus. The various alternative therapeutic options available for GDM include dietary management, which is considered to be the first treatment of choice.[2] Read more...

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Office, E. (2021). News and Views. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Physiology, 8(1), 41-42.