Management of hyperglycemia in gestational diabetes mellitus

AKINCI B., Yener S., ÇELTİK A., Sevindik G., Yesil S.

Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Drug Discovery, vol.2, no.2, pp.123-128, 2008 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/187221408784534286
  • Journal Name: Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Drug Discovery
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, EMBASE, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-128
  • Keywords: Diabetes, Exercise, Insulin, Medical nutrition, Oral antidiabetics, Pregnancy
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Gestational diabetes mellitus is a common disorder which is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance with onset at, or first recognized during pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes are at greater risk for many adverse pregnancy outcomes and maternal or fetal mortality. We tried to conduct the cumulative experience regarding the management of the disease, especially emphasizing the novel therapeutic approaches like new types of insulin preparations, oral hypoglycemic agents and herbal drugs or supplements. In this review important recent patents are also discussed. © 2008 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.