Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) Related Common Risk Factors and Recurrence among Pregnant Patients: A Multifactorial Cross-Sectional Study

Saira Tasneem, Sanum Kashif

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the frequency of newly diagnosed gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)  and common associated factors in recurrent GDM.
Study Design: Cross sectional.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology unit A of Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar from 27th July 2016 to 27th Jan 2017.
Materials and Methods: 336 women meeting the eligibility criteria (18-45 years, of any gestational age with gestational diabetes mellitus history and diagnosed as recurrent gestational diabetes) were included in the study. All patients who were labeled as a case of recurrent gestational diabetes was further investigated for any risk factor associated with its recurrence.
Results:  The recurrence of Gestational Diabetes was observed in 99 (29.46%) patients, in which 77% of patients had family history positive.
Conclusion: Keeping in view the recurrence of gestational diabetes proper screening and medical care for GDM in women during the childbearing years is highly recommended.

Key Words: Diabetes Mellitus (DM), Family History of GDM, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), Pregnancy, Recurrence of GDM.

How to cite this: Tasneem S, Kashif S.  Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) Related Common Risk Factors and Recurrence among Pregnant Patients: A Multifactorial Cross-Sectional Study. Life and Science. 2021; 2(2): 49-53 .  doi: http://doi.org/10.37185/LnS.1.1.131

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