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Improving the care of women with gestational diabetes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14501631     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The article reviews gestational diabetes mellitus, including etiology, diagnostic and screening criteria, risk factors, and care of the affected woman. Gestational diabetes mellitus affects approximately 7% of all pregnant women, resulting in more than 200,000 cases each year, and is defined as glucose intolerance that begins or is first recognized during pregnancy. Women are considered at high risk for gestational diabetes if they are markedly obese, have a personal history of gestational diabetes, have a strong family history of diabetes, or have glycosuria. Risk assessment is essential in determining whether a woman should be screened or tested for gestational diabetes. Women who have had gestational diabetes should have comprehensive preconception care prior to a subsequent pregnancy to ascertain appropriate weight, nutrition, exercise, and signs of gestational diabetes.
Marian Farrell
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0361-929X     ISO Abbreviation:  MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs     Publication Date:    2003 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-22     Completed Date:  2003-11-21     Revised Date:  2007-10-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605941     Medline TA:  MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-5     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of Scranton, Room 307 McGurrin Hall, Scranton, PA 18510, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aftercare / methods
Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring
Diabetes, Gestational / complications,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  therapy*
Glucose Tolerance Test
Mass Screening / methods
Nursing Assessment
Postnatal Care / methods
Preconception Care / methods
Pregnancy Outcome
Prenatal Care / methods
Risk Assessment / methods
Risk Factors
United States / epidemiology

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