The scenario in India today is that there are over 43 million diabetics in the country. This makes India the diabetes capital of the world, with half the diabetic population being women.
There are 14 million women in India, in the age group of 20 -39 years who are considered in the child bearing age. These women are at a high risk, given that the prevalence of Gestational Diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) is about 8 -17% in India. This is a dismal figure and is one of the highest in the world. Prevention and management of gestational diabetes is imperative since it is associated with a significant increase in still births and other complications.
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