Current Nutrition & Food Science

Undurti N. Das  
UND Life Sciences
Shaker Heights
OH 44120


Dietary Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Author(s): Takashi Sugiyama, Hiroko Watanabe, Hidemi Takimoto, Atsushi Yoshida, Nao Murabayashi, Takashi Umekawa, Yuki Kamimoto, Norimasa Sagawa.


Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common metabolic disorder during pregnancy. GDM can cause significant problems including some perinatal complications, neonatal complications, and metabolic disorders to offspring in later life. The primary management mode for women with GDM is nutritional therapy. Some women with GDM need diet therapy alone, and some women require both diet therapy and insulin. Thus far, there is no universal dietary management of GDM, because there have been no universal diagnostic criteria and genomic backgrounds differ according to ethnicity. However, some consensus guidelines exist. This review details these consensus guidelines for the optimal nutritional management for GDM.

Keywords: Gestational diabetes mellitus, GDM, diet, management, treatment, metabolic disorder, pregnancy, perinatal complications, neonatal complications, offspring, nutritional therapy, diet therapy

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Article Details

Year: 2011
Page: [92 - 95]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/157340111795713898
Price: $58