September 12, 2019
Gestational Diabetes-Effective Nutrition Interventions

Gestational Diabetes is the most common diagnosis of pregnancy worldwide and its prevelancy is on the rise. Our clinical work over the past 10 years together in an MD-Nutrition hybrid care model has shown durable and sustained results and an overall statistically lower rate of gestational diabetes (see paper, Customized nutritional enhancement for pregnant women appears to lower incidence of certain common maternal and neonatal complications: an observational study") than the country and the world. The etiology of gestational diabetes is multi-factorial, which provides many opportunities to improve outcomes. Here is a brief overview of how we manage key touch-points in nutrition intervention and Gestational Diabetes.

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Sources:

Chen X, Jiang X, Huang X, He H, Zheng J. Association between Probiotic Yogurt Intake and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Case-Control Study. Iran J Public Health. 2019;48(7):1248–1256.

Dolatkhah N, Hajifaraji M, Shakouri SK. Nutrition Therapy in Managing Pregnant Women With Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Literature Review. J Family Reprod Health. 2018;12(2):57–72.

Marchioro L, Geraghty AA, Uhl O, et al. Effect of a low glycaemic index diet during pregnancy on maternal and cord blood metabolomic profiles: results from the ROLO randomized controlled trial. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2019;16:59. Published 2019 Aug 27. doi:10.1186/s12986-019-0378-z

Nevalainen J, Sairanen M, Appelblom H, Gissler M, Timonen S, Ryynänen M. First-Trimester Maternal Serum Amino Acids and Acylcarnitines Are Significant Predictors of Gestational Diabetes. Rev Diabet Stud. 2016;13(4):236–245. doi:10.1900/RDS.2016.13.236

Shahgheibi S, Farhadifar F, Pouya B. The effect of vitamin D supplementation on gestational diabetes in high-risk women: Results from a randomized placebo-controlled trial. J Res Med Sci. 2016;21:2. Published 2016 Jan 28. doi:10.4103/1735-1995.175148

Stone LP, Stone PM, Rydbom EA, et al. Customized nutritional enhancement for pregnant women appears to lower incidence of certain common maternal and neonatal complications: an observational study. Glob Adv Health Med. 2014;3(6):50–55. doi:10.7453/gahmj.2014.053

Posted on Sep 12, 2019