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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Weight loss, healthy dietary patterns, and exercise prior to pregnancy are related to a reduced risk of gestational diabetes.

___ True

___ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Weight loss, healthy dietary patterns, and exercise prior to pregnancy, results into a reduced risk of gestational diabetes” is true or false.

Introduction: Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of metabolic disorders in which the sugar level is high in blood, for a prolonged period. During this condition, the beta cells of the pancreas produce little or no insulin. Diabetes mellitus is classified into type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

Explanation

Gestational diabetes is a pregnancy complication in which a woman develops high blood sugar levels (diabetes) during gestation. Occurrence of gestational diabetes is associated with several risks for pregnant woman as well as the child before and after birth, including still birth, fetal abnormalities, and preeclampsia. Women with gestational diabetes are recommended for close monitoring and recording their blood glucose levels at regular intervals in the day, such as before breakfast and after every meal. They are made aware about the normal range of blood glucose levels. They are also suggested for blood pressure monitoring, dietary changes, and adequate physical activity throughout gestation...

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