Gestational diabetes mellitus refers to any degree of glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy .Gestational diabetes mellitus most of which progress to type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing worldwide. It predisposes mother and offspring to increased risk of complication during pregnancy. In addition to the clinical reasons for attention to hyperglycemia during pregnancy, the future of the reproductive aged woman with GDM as well as the future of her offspring is two important public health issues that are receiving increasing recognition. GDM may complicate during pregnancy, intrapartum or postpartum. Early recognition of GDM is very essential to prevent maternal morbidity and mortality. In developing country like India early detection and prevention will be more cost effective.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN