Project Title

Do Lifestyle Modifications Improve the Prognosis of Women with Gestational Diabetes?

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WCHHS - Nursing

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Karen A. Armstrong

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IMPROVING PROGNOSIS OF GESTATIONAL DIABETES 1






Do Lifestyle Modifications Improve the Prognosis of Women with Gestational Diabetes?

Janei Chambers, Karolina Jackson, Blake Jakubiszak, Cameron Jakubiszak,

Kennesaw State University

NURS 4402

Karen A. Armstrong, PhD, RN

March 18, 2022





IMPROVING PROGNOSIS OF GESTATIONAL DIABETES 2

Abstract

Background: Globally, maternal, and infant morbidity is greatly impacted by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Strategies for reducing incidence on GDM comprise various nonpharmacological interventions including diet and exercise. For example, current studies explored included blood sugar monitoring, changes in gestational weight and various vital signs. One key diet modification utilized was incorporation of a Mediterranean diet, which was concluded to have a positive impact on GDM, improving maternal and neonatal outcomes. Methods: We conducted a systematic review using CINAHL, PUBMED, Cochrane Library. The studies that were dissected were chosen in a diverse manner, including global and ethnic differences. Each of these studies implemented interventions, while having positive outcomes over different durations of time. Results: Although studies were measured objectively, some studies incorporated subjective data. The subjective data revolved around the mother’s overall wellbeing during treatment. Studies that offered additional education opportunities had a positive impact on these women and their overall understanding of their diagnosis. The randomized control trials that were selected had limitations. One of the limitations frequently encountered was study size, as the ranges were as low as 14 and as high as 900. Conclusion: The overall findings showed that diet and lifestyle modifications to have an improvement in prognosis of Gestational Diabetes.

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Do Lifestyle Modifications Improve the Prognosis of Women with Gestational Diabetes?

IMPROVING PROGNOSIS OF GESTATIONAL DIABETES 1






Do Lifestyle Modifications Improve the Prognosis of Women with Gestational Diabetes?

Janei Chambers, Karolina Jackson, Blake Jakubiszak, Cameron Jakubiszak,

Kennesaw State University

NURS 4402

Karen A. Armstrong, PhD, RN

March 18, 2022





IMPROVING PROGNOSIS OF GESTATIONAL DIABETES 2

Abstract

Background: Globally, maternal, and infant morbidity is greatly impacted by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Strategies for reducing incidence on GDM comprise various nonpharmacological interventions including diet and exercise. For example, current studies explored included blood sugar monitoring, changes in gestational weight and various vital signs. One key diet modification utilized was incorporation of a Mediterranean diet, which was concluded to have a positive impact on GDM, improving maternal and neonatal outcomes. Methods: We conducted a systematic review using CINAHL, PUBMED, Cochrane Library. The studies that were dissected were chosen in a diverse manner, including global and ethnic differences. Each of these studies implemented interventions, while having positive outcomes over different durations of time. Results: Although studies were measured objectively, some studies incorporated subjective data. The subjective data revolved around the mother’s overall wellbeing during treatment. Studies that offered additional education opportunities had a positive impact on these women and their overall understanding of their diagnosis. The randomized control trials that were selected had limitations. One of the limitations frequently encountered was study size, as the ranges were as low as 14 and as high as 900. Conclusion: The overall findings showed that diet and lifestyle modifications to have an improvement in prognosis of Gestational Diabetes.

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