Knowledge and Awareness about Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus - Review

  • Sangeetha Thomas CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, India
Keywords: Antenatal Women, Diabetes Mellitus, Gestational Diabestes mellitus


The paper aims to review the previous literature conducted till date on knowledge of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) across the globe, focussing more on the studies from the Indian context. The review posits that the knowledge and awareness of Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes among the larger population needs attention. Additionally, knowledge of the risks and complications is low among participants. Significantly limited literature was available on antenatal women and on the provision of awareness programmes for such participants. The review concludes with the observation that the knowledge and awareness about DM and GDM has important implications for public health policies and specifically for the implementation of National Diabetes Prevention/Control Programmes.


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