Is Obesity A Risk Factor For Gestational Diabetes?

Date: 2011-02-14
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Pre pregnancy obesity can result in adverse pregnancy outcomes such as gestational diabetes and gestational hypertension. Gestational Diabetes Millitus is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance with onset of the pregnancy. Excess weight, obesity and Insulin Resistance are underlying causes of Gestational Diabetes. However, gestational diabetes can be prevented through exercise, diet and maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy. Watch this video to know what our expert Dr Ambrish Mithal has to say.