Dash diet effective in controlling gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes is not caused by a lack of insulin, but by other hormones produced during pregnancy that can make insulin less effective, a condition referred to as insulin resistance.
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common complications of pregnancy that has significant impacts on both mother and her offspring health. Carbohydrate counting along with the DASH diet is beneficial in gestational diabetes, according to a recent study published in Clinical Nutrition.
The carbohydrate counting and the carbohydrate counting combined with DASH dietary interventions resulted in beneficial effects on Fasting Blood Glucose and 1 h P postprandial glucose compared with the control diet. The three dietary interventions carbohydrate counting, carbohydrate counting combined with DASH, and control dietary interventions produced similar maternal and neonatal outcomes in women with Gestational diabetes mellitus.
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)