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The Effect of a Low Glycemic Index Diet on Blood Sugar Control in Pregnant Women at Risk for Gestational Diabetes

2014-08-27 03:14:32 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition in which high blood sugar levels occur during pregnancy. GDM increases the risk of medical complications during pregnancy which may harm the mother and her baby. Since treating GDM to reduce blood sugar reduces the risk of harm, all pregnant women are screened for GDM using a glucose challenge test (GCT). We think that a diet containing low glycemic index foods could help keep blood sugar levels normal during pregnancy and therefore prevent GDM. Thus, the purpose of this study is to see if a diet containing low glycemic index foods will reduced blood sugar after the GCT and reduce the prevalence of GDM in women at high risk for the development of GDM.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Diabetes, Gestational

Intervention

Nutrition education

Location

Mt Sinai Hospital
Toronto
Ontario
Canada
M5G 1X5

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Toronto

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:32-0400

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Diabetes mellitus induced by PREGNANCY but resolved at the end of pregnancy. It does not include previously diagnosed diabetics who become pregnant (PREGNANCY IN DIABETICS). Gestational diabetes usually develops in late pregnancy when insulin antagonistic hormones peaks leading to INSULIN RESISTANCE; GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; and HYPERGLYCEMIA.

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