Gestational diabetes mellitus and obesity: An experience at a teaching hospital in Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Nadia Zaman, Nergis Taj, Shafqat Nazir, Ehsan Ullah, Naheed Fatima

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Abstract

Objective: To compare the frequency of gestational diabetes mellitus in second and third trimester in obese and non-obese women. Methodology: It was a prospective study conducted at Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur. Sixty two obese and 62 non-obese women with singleton pregnancy were included in the study at their booking visit at ~14-20 weeks of gestation. Women having family history of obesity and chronic ailments and those with age >35 or parity >5 were excluded. Results: Mean age was 28.12±2.72 years among the group of obese women as compared to 27.89±2.34 years in non-obese group. Commonest parity among the obese women was 3-4 (n=31, 50%) compared to 46.8% (n=29) in non-obese group. Development of gestational diabetes mellitus was 22.58% (n=14) in obese group which was significantly higher than 6.45% (n=4) in non-obese group (p=0.001). Conclusion: Gestational diabetes mellitus developed in significantly higher number of obese women as compared to non-obese women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
JournalRawal Medical Journal
Volume38
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Body mass index
  • Gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy

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