International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 18–23

Current practices of prevention, detection & management of gestational diabetes mellitus in Punjab

  • Vitull K. Gupta
  • Arun K. Maria
  • Anurag Amaroz Singh
  • Ashwani Maheshwari
  • Jagjeet Singh Bahia
  • Sonia Arora
  • Varun Gupta
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s13410-013-0141-3

Cite this article as:
Gupta, V.K., Maria, A.K., Singh, A.A. et al. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries (2014) 34: 18. doi:10.1007/s13410-013-0141-3

Abstract

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is common in India with inherent challenges for prevention, detection and management. There is little data on methods adopted by consultants for prevention, detection and management of GDM in India. So studied the current practice of prevention, detection and management of GDM by physicians and obstetricians in Punjab. Consultants both obstetricians and physicians answered a structured questionnaire. 77.6 % of consultants rely on FBG for screening and diagnosis of GDM, 3.8 % rely on OGTT. 29.9 % screened all the pregnant females for GDM, 88.8 % screened pregnant females for GDM at their 1st visit, 73.9 % did risk assessment in all the pregnant females, 20.9 % screened high risk pregnant females with OGTT, Glycosylated Hemoglobin was recommended by only 10.4 % consultants, 79.2 % consultants favored insulin, 62.7 % consultants educated GDM patients for regular follow up. Implementation of recommendations and guidelines for prevention, detection, diagnosis and management of GDM is suboptimal in Punjab. There is need to sensitize and educate consultant.

Keywords

PhysiciansObstetricians

Copyright information

© Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vitull K. Gupta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Arun K. Maria
    • 1
  • Anurag Amaroz Singh
    • 1
  • Ashwani Maheshwari
    • 3
  • Jagjeet Singh Bahia
    • 1
  • Sonia Arora
    • 4
  • Varun Gupta
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of MedicineAdesh Institute of Medical Sciences and ResearchBathindaIndia
  2. 2.BathindaIndia
  3. 3.Department of PaediatricsAdesh Institute of Medical Sciences and ResearchBathindaIndia
  4. 4.Kishori Ram Hospital and Diabetes Care CentreBathindaIndia
  5. 5.Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and ResearchBathindaIndia