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Angelica GilFollow

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Public Health

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2021

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Abstract

The prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), a condition that occurs during pregnancy, is a global concern, contributing to the epidemic of diabetes. Often the quality of life for the individual diagnosed with gestational diabetes risks sufficient complications following delivery. Individuals with GDM can benefit from lifestyle interventions and screening procedures aimed at improving diabetes outcomes. Implementing interventions and screening procedures enhances awareness and significantly improves and lowers the chances of developing type 2 diabetes after the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus during pregnancy. To decrease the rising rates of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in women during pregnancy, interventions must be adopted and available throughout the United States as a standard practice throughout prenatal care. Introducing interventions aimed at reducing health inequalities needs to be tailored and adoptable for all subgroups. Adopting interventions and screenings aimed at individuals diagnosed with GDM will prevent gestational diabetes mellitus from returning and improve life outcomes.

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Effectiveness of Interventions for women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

The prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), a condition that occurs during pregnancy, is a global concern, contributing to the epidemic of diabetes. Often the quality of life for the individual diagnosed with gestational diabetes risks sufficient complications following delivery. Individuals with GDM can benefit from lifestyle interventions and screening procedures aimed at improving diabetes outcomes. Implementing interventions and screening procedures enhances awareness and significantly improves and lowers the chances of developing type 2 diabetes after the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus during pregnancy. To decrease the rising rates of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in women during pregnancy, interventions must be adopted and available throughout the United States as a standard practice throughout prenatal care. Introducing interventions aimed at reducing health inequalities needs to be tailored and adoptable for all subgroups. Adopting interventions and screenings aimed at individuals diagnosed with GDM will prevent gestational diabetes mellitus from returning and improve life outcomes.