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Dempsey, Sorensen, Williams, Lee, Miller, Dashow, and Luthy
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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus  (GDM) Transient diabetic state that occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy Occurs in 4 – 8% of pregnancies Associated with… High birth weight Delivery complications Increased risk of type II diabetes in the mother
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GDM Diagnosis Between 24 – 28 weeks of gestation, women undergo an oral glucose tolerance test. Blood is taken before and 1 hour prior to consumption of 50 grams of glucose. IF the 1 – hour glucose levels are greater than 140 mg/dl, the woman undergoes a diagnostic, 3 – hour oral glucose tolerance test.
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Physical activity and GDM Physical activity lowers risk of Type II Diabetes Exercise before and/or during pregnancy reduced risk of gestational diabetes ( Dye et al., 1997; Jovanovic –Peterson et al., 1989; Avery et al., 2001 ). Women with prior GDM experienced a 48% reduction in risk in a subsequent pregnancy if they engaged in physical activity during the 1 st 20 weeks of pregnancy ( Dempsey et al, unpublished observations ).
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The purpose of the current study was to assess physical activity and GDM risk in women early in pregnancy to eliminate recall bias that may occur in retrospective studies.
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course NTR 503 taught by Professor Dr.lisa during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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