Diabetes mellitus is a chronic lifelong condition affecting the body’s ability to use the energy found in food. The occurrence of the condition is likely to increase by 15 percent from 31.7 million to 79.4 million in India.
Apart from India the cases are also expected to have a rise in other parts of the world, the estimates says the jump will be from 171 million a decade ago to 366 million by 2030.
As per the medical fraternity, the contemporary pregnant women are highly prone to suffer from Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), if they have obesity before marriage and also are above 25 years of age.
The condition of GDM is said to be increased by 16 to 27 per cent in several race, ethnicity groups during the past 20 years.
Gestational diabetes occurs when body is unable to create and utilize all the insulin it needs for pregnancy. Inadequate insulin stops the glucose leaving the blood and converting into energy.