Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Gestational diabetes mellitus: risk factors development, occurrence, diagnostics and treatment (review)

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №2 Pages: 534-541
Heading: Endocrinology Article type: Review
Authors: Kostenko I.V., Rogozhina I.E., Sukhankina G.V., Ryzhkina S.A.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University, Engels Perinatal Centre

Gestational diabetes is defined as a violation of carbohydrate metabolism resulting in hyperglycemia of varying severity, firstly revealed or developed during the pregnancy. The article presents current data on the occurrence, etiology and pathogenesis of gestational diabetes, as well as methods for screening and diagnostics of disorders of carbohydrate metabolism during pregnancy. It explains the basic principles of diet therapy

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