September 2016, Volume 66, Issue 9

Editorial

Before conception, beyond completion of pregnancy: Prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus

Fatema Jawad  , Sanjay Kalra

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM),1 by definition, is a condition which is recognized during gestation, and which (ideally) should resolve after delivery. How then, can a "gestational" condition be managed before conception or after completion of pregnancy?

Levels of Prevention
In the context of diabetes care, prevention and management are two overlapping terms.2 Primary prevention of diabetes is another label given to the management of pre-diabetes. Similarly, secondary prevention of diabetes and timely management of glycaemia are synonyms.

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Hajera Mahtab  , Bishwajit Bhowmik

Diabetes is now a global epidemic. In 2015, an estimated 415 million people, corresponding 1 in 11 worlds\\\' adult population had diabetes. The number is expected to grow to 642 million by 2040, corresponding to 1 in 10 adult populations.1
Diabetes can be hard on women. Studies have shown that the burden of diabetes on women is unique because the disease can affect both mothers and their unborn children. Diabetes can cause difficulties during pregnancy such as a miscarriage or a baby born with birth defects. Women with diabetes are also more likely to have a heart attack, and at a younger age, tha

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