Gestational Diabetes (GDM), is the most common medical problem in pregnancy. It aﬀects about 15-20% of pregnant women, based on the screening method used. Most women who have increased sugars in pregnancy, will revert to normal after delivery, but they have an increased chance of becoming diabetic in the next 10 years. Children born to women with GDM are at an increased risk of childhood obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes in young adulthood.
We are working on the area of GDM, not just because of its high prevelance, but because there is a huge scope for preventive stratergies to reduce the risk of diabetes across two generations.
Stride is a is a prospective observational study that aims to develop a risk
score to predict gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in early pregnancy
(before 16 weeks). This project is funded by the Newton fund/ DBT and
done in collaboration with MDRF Chennai and Warwick University, UK.
LIVING study is a interventional study in the post partum period to see if lifestyle intervention reduces the risk of conversion to diabetes in women with GDM.