ayesha zakir, Farhat Shehzad, Rubina Nazli


AUTHORS: Ayesha Zakir, Dr. Farhat Shehzad, Dr. Rubina Nazli


Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the predictors of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

Method: This study was conducted in the Khyber teaching hospital, Health care center, Kalsoom maternity home Peshawar. The targeted population was the registered cases of pregnant women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). Data was collected through questionnaire and antenatal cards of the gestational diabetic patients.

Results:  64 observed patients were > 30 years of age, 67 patients had BMI greater than 25, and 71 patients showed a strong family history of diabetes mellitus. 73 patients were found multiparous and 66 patients suffered from GDM in their previous pregnancies.

Conclusion: According to the results, advanced maternal age i.e. above 30 years, multiparity, and family history of diabetes mellitus were found to be the strong predictors of GDM. Whereas greater BMI and previous history of GDM along with the strong predictors of GDM can adverse the situation.

Key words: GDM, Maternal age > 30years, Multiparity, BMI > 25, Strong genealogy of Diabetes mellitus, and GDM history.



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