DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20190872

Managing gestational diabetes: the role of patient counselling

Ammulu S., Fasalu Rahiman O. M., Muhammed Rasheeq K. P.

Abstract


Background: Unmanaged gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) increases the risk of neonatal and fetal complications and the risk of congenital malformations. Apart from the medications used, non-pharmacological agents such as diet modification, exercise, and patient education can improve the quality of life in GDM patients. The present study was aimed to evaluate the role of patient counselling in the management of GDM in patents.

Methods: Unmanaged gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) increases the risk of neonatal and fetal complications and the risk of congenital malformations. Apart from the medications used, non-pharmacological agents such as diet modification, exercise, and patient education can improve the quality of life in GDM patients. The present study was aimed to evaluate the role of patient counseling in the management of GDM in patents.

Results: The result showed that there is a slight increase in the QOL of test population with GDM. i.e., there is no significant progression in the disease condition. The result showed that each domain, physical, psychological, social and environmental conditions were improved a lot when compared with the control group.

Conclusions: Results suggests a positive impact of patient counseling on the management of GDM in patients.


Keywords


Gestational diabetes mellitus, Patient counseling, Pregnancy

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