Sin­ga­pore re­leases new guide­lines for ges­ta­tional di­a­betes

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - Regulatory News -

A new set of guide­lines has been drawn up by the Col­lege of Ob­ste­tri­cians and Gy­nae­col­o­gists, Sin­ga­pore to help doc­tors bet­ter di­ag­nose and treat women with ges­ta­tional di­a­betes. The new rec­om­men­da­tions are more com­pre­hen­sive than pre­vi­ous ones, and in­clude a fo­cus on screen­ing for all women and not just those deemed to be at high risk. Th­ese are based on the lat­est in­ter­na­tional stan­dards and will help deal with a prob­lem that af­fects thou­sands of preg­nant women in Sin­ga­pore ev­ery year and can cause health prob­lems that last for life. The move to help women with ges­ta­tional di­a­betes is part of a na­tional ef­fort to fight against di­a­betes on all fronts - from rais­ing aware­ness about di­ets to en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to ex­er­cise more reg­u­larly. In Sin­ga­pore, two-thirds of the moth­ers who have ges­ta­tional di­a­betes go on to de­velop di­a­betes later in life. The chil­dren born from such preg­nan­cies run the same risk and are more likely to be obese in child­hood.

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