Ayurveda and Gestational Diabetes

The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future.


Pregnant women require improved access to screening, care and education to achieve positive health outcomes for mother and child.

Supporting facts

  • 1 in 7 births is affected by gestational diabetes.

  • IDF estimates that 20.9 million or 16.2% of live births to women in 2015 had some form of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy. Approximately half of women with a history of GDM go on to develop type 2 diabetes within five to ten years after delivery.


  • Half of all cases of  hyperglycaemia in pregnancy occur in women under the age of 30.

  • The vast majority of cases of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy were in low- and middle-income countries, where access to maternal care is often limited.

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