Contemporary Topics in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

by Seshiah Veeraswamy

This book provides in-depth knowledge of Contemporary Topics in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is a complex group of numerous syndromes, which generally have a disturbance in the utilization of glucose and oxidation that is considered secondary to a malfunction of the beta cells of pancreas. Pancreas functions to produce as well as release insulin. Moreover, diabetes mellitus is found in different age groups like middle-aged to older. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus is a kind of disorder, i.e., inability to metabolize carbohydrates. It is because of a deficiency of insulin or insulin resistance and it generally occurs in pregnancy. Different medical researches show that placental lactogen and destruction of insulin by the placenta cause gestational diabetes mellitus. Self-monitoring of blood glucose, insulin administration, increased activity and a proper meal plan are the measures that help in controlling amount of the carbohydrates consumed. The book is divided in different chapters like Hyperglycemia during Pregnancy: Epidemiology and Public Health Relevance, Hormono-metabolic Adaptations in Pregnancy, Pathogenesis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Current Status in Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Medical Nutrition Therapy in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and many others that cover different aspects of Contemporary Topics in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.

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