Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM): Current concept and a short Review

Authors

  • MT Rahman Professor & Head, Pathology Department,Ibrahim Medical College
  • T Tahmin Lecturer, Pathology Department, Bangladesh Medical College, Dhanmondi, Dhaka
  • S Ferdousi Asstt Professor, Pathology Department, Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • SN Bela Associate Professor, Gynae Department , BIRDEM Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpath.v24i1.2877

Keywords:

GDM, Type 2 diabetes, Obesity, Macrosomia, Complications

Abstract

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a very common and important disease occurring during pregnancy and has detrimental effect on both the mother and the baby. The mother is at increased risk of developing obstetric complications like prolonged labour, prone to develop type 2 diabetes in future and the baby is born with overweight, cause of childhood obesity and later life development of type 2 diabetes. A short review and current concept of GDM is discussed.

Key words: GDM, Type 2 diabetes, Obesity, Macrosomia, Complications  

doi: 10.3329/bjpath.v24i1.2877

Bangladesh J Pathol 24 (1) : 16-20

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Rahman, M., Tahmin, T., Ferdousi, S., & Bela, S. (2009). Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM): Current concept and a short Review. Bangladesh Journal of Pathology, 24(1), 16–20. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpath.v24i1.2877

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Review Article