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Gestational diabetes

Andreja Dragoš (2014) Gestational diabetes. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    Gestational diabetes is diabetes that occurs for the first time during pregnancy. In Slovenia, between 2.8 and 4.5 percent of pregnant women are affected by this disease. The number of women with gestational diabetes is increasing due to unhealthy lifestyle and most of all due to increasing occurrence of obesity. Gestational diabetes is a growing problem in Slovenia, as well as in the world. The purpose of the thesis is to establish the main risk factors for gestational diabetes and determine how pregnant women are familiar with GD. The descriptive method of research was used to get the necessary data. The data was gathered by anonymous questionnaire. The sample included pregnant women of full age who were diagnosed with GD and were treated in outpatient clinics for diabetics in Ljubljana, Kranj and Kamnik. The results showed that GD is a disease with at least two major risk factors, since 65 percent of all respondents had two or more risk factors. The results also showed that pregnant women are familiar with principles of healthy and balanced nutrition and are acting according to them. The majority of pregnant women with GD regularly check their glucose levels, but only 22.2 percent of them are physically active. More than two thirds of respondents are very well familiar with GD and possible complications from this type of diabetes during pregnancy and are aware that it is necessary to follow the advice on successful disease management. Educational workshops where pregnant women with GD could receive help with getting used to GD, applying healthy nutrition and regular physical exercise could improve the management of GD.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: pregnant women, gestational diabetes, risk factors, nutrition, glucose levels, physical exercise
    Number of Pages: 83
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Verena KochMentor
    doc. dr. Stojan KostanjevecComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9926473)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 1996
    Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2014 12:05
    Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 11:44
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1996

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