Management of Hyperglycemia in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Author(s): Baris Akinci, Serkan Yener, Aygul Celtik, Gokmen Sevindik, Sena Yesil.

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Drug Discovery (Under Re-organization)

Volume 2 , Issue 2 , 2008

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Abstract:

Gestational diabetes mellitus is a common disorder which is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance with onset at, or first recognized during pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes are at greater risk for many adverse pregnancy outcomes and maternal or fetal mortality. We tried to conduct the cumulative experience regarding the management of the disease, especially emphasizing the novel therapeutic approaches like new types of insulin preparations, oral hypoglycemic agents and herbal drugs or supplements. In this review important recent patents are also discussed.

Keywords: Diabetes, pregnancy, insulin, oral antidiabetics, medical nutrition, exercise

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VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2008
Page: [123 - 128]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/187221408784534286
Price: $58

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