Gestational diabetes mellitus is a growing concern in women's health. This reference examines the pathophysiology, classification, screening, and diagnosis of gestational diabetes, and provides information on testing methods used to monitor maternal and fetal health, nutrition requirements in pregnancy, medical nutrition therapy, insulin therapy in pregnancy, and postpartum considerations. Practical forms, including questionnaires, assessment forms, and food plan calculations are included.SUMMARY REFERENCES Criticisms of Oral Glucose Tolerance Tests Although widely used as the most definitive test in ... be further decreased to 90 mg/dL (5.0 mmol/L) and 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/ L) for the fasting glucose and 2-hour levels, ... Until large-scale studies are conducted, arguments on the current practice of screening and diagnosing of gestational ... for the diagnosis of GDM, can be used : a#39; A screening test consisting of a 50-g, 1-hour GCT at 24 to 28 weeksa#39; gestation.
|Title||:||American Dietetic Association Guide to Gestational Diabetes Mellitus|
|Author||:||Alyce M. Thomas, Yolanda Monroy Gutierrez|
|Publisher||:||American Dietetic Associati - 2005-01-01|