Physical Activity for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nobuhiko Suganuma
Department of Human Health Sciences
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 29, 2016; Accepted date: April 30, 2016; Published date: May 10, 2016
Citation: Hayashi A, Suganuma N (2016) Physical Activity for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Clinics Mother Child Health 13:238. doi: 10.4172/2090-7214.1000238
Copyright: © 2016 Hayashi A , et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the perinatal complications. This disorder affects women not only during pregnancy but also after delivery. It is necessary for pregnant women to be cognizant of both their diet and physical activity. Although recommendation for dietetic treatment for GDM was represented, a consensus on diet treatment for GDM has not been obtained yet. Effectiveness of physical activity interventions on preventing GDM was demonstrated, however, scientific evidences related to non-exercise activity thermogenesis are still lacking. More researches concerning nutrition and physical activity during pregnancy should be performed to establish the better management protocol for prevention and treatment of GDM.