Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 507--510

Gestational diabetes mellitus in rural population of Western India - Results of a community survey


Anjali A Bhatt1, Prasanna B Dhore2, Vedavati B Purandare1, Mehmood G Sayyad3, Mrinal K Mandal2, Ambika G Unnikrishnan1 
1 Department of Clinical Diabetology and Endocrinology, Chellaram Diabetes Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Medical Administration, Chellaram Diabetes Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Biostatistics, Chellaram Diabetes Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ambika G Unnikrishnan
Chellaram Diabetes Institute, Lalani Quantum, Pune Bangalore Highway, Pune, Maharashtra
India

Context: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) should be diagnosed early, as untreated maternal hyperglycemia leads to adverse materno-fetal outcome. Subjects and Methods: We studied prevalence of gestational diabetes by a house to house survey of a rural population in western India. A cluster of remote villages with little access to health care were chosen. Results: A total of 989 women participated in the study out of which 9.5% (n = 94) were diagnosed as GDM. In a stepwise multivariate regression analysis a higher body mass index during pregnancy was a predictor of gestational diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes was similar in women with gestational age of >24 weeks and <24 weeks, suggesting the need for early screening. Conclusions: Our results suggest the need for implementing health programs to diagnose and treat gestational diabetes in this population.


How to cite this article:
Bhatt AA, Dhore PB, Purandare VB, Sayyad MG, Mandal MK, Unnikrishnan AG. Gestational diabetes mellitus in rural population of Western India - Results of a community survey.Indian J Endocr Metab 2015;19:507-510


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Bhatt AA, Dhore PB, Purandare VB, Sayyad MG, Mandal MK, Unnikrishnan AG. Gestational diabetes mellitus in rural population of Western India - Results of a community survey. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Sep 22 ];19:507-510
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