Published: 2017-05-27

Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Maternal and Neonatal outcomes in a Peripheral Hospital in North India

Naiyma Choudhary, Mohd Rasheed, Vivek Aggarwal


Background: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a well-known medical entity which should be diagnosed at the earliest to prevent adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes due to hyperglycemia.

Methods: This study was done in patients attending antenatal OPD in a peripheral hospital in North India. A total of 569 patients diagnosed as GDM were included in the study out of 6321 who attended the antenatal clinic.

Results: The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus was found to be 9%. Gestational hypertension was seen in 29.35% of patients. The percent of babies who were admitted to NICU was 29.35%.

Conclusions: These results stress the need for early detection and treatment of GDM to prevent adverse outcomes.


GDM, Maternal, Neonatal outcome, Prevalence

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