Dietary management of gestational diabetes mellitus

Takashi Sugiyama, Hiroko Watanabe, Hidemi Takimoto, Atsushi Yoshida, Nao Murabayashi, Takashi Umekawa, Yuki Kamimoto, Norimasa Sagawa

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review


Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common metabolic disorder during pregnancy. GDM can cause significant problems including some perinatal complications, neonatal complications, and metabolic disorders to offspring in later life. The primary management mode for women with GDM is nutritional therapy. Some women with GDM need diet therapy alone, and some women require both diet therapy and insulin. Thus far, there is no universal dietary management of GDM, because there have been no universal diagnostic criteria and genomic backgrounds differ according to ethnicity. However, some consensus guidelines exist. This review details these consensus guidelines for the optimal nutritional management for GDM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-95
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Nutrition and Food Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May


  • Diet
  • GDM
  • Gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


Dive into the research topics of 'Dietary management of gestational diabetes mellitus'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this