The Role of Exercise in the Prevention and Treatment of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

@article{Mottola2007TheRO,
  title={The Role of Exercise in the Prevention and Treatment of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus},
  author={Michelle F. Mottola},
  journal={Current Sports Medicine Reports},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={381–386}
}
  • M. Mottola
  • Published 9 November 2007
  • Medicine
  • Current Sports Medicine Reports
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a form of diabetes first diagnosed during pregnancy, usually between 24 and 28 weeks. Currently, management for women with GDM consists of medical nutrition therapy with adjunctive exercise for at least 30 minutes/day. Patients who fail to maintain glycemic goals through diet and exercise therapy are given insulin injections. Several epidemiological studies have suggested a robust link between physical activity and reduced risk of GDM; however, researchers… Expand
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