Recent research carried out in Singapore has brought very positive results that involve diabetes and pregnancy. Research has found that the risk of diabetes can be reduced among pregnant women with a healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet.
Results from a Local Research
Based on the latest research conducted in Singapore, women who are pregnant can adopt a healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet to reduce the risk of catching type 2 diabetes.
The results of the research are very promising for the women because it is also possible among women who have a history of diabetes in their families.
According to past research, most of the women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have gestational diabetes running in their families. Therefore, they are prone to developing particular diabetes if they are not careful of their health and lifestyle.
Research Document Released on Thursday
The document surrounding the particular study and research was published on Thursday, September 22. The research was published by the National University of Singapore.
In the research, the Singaporean University researchers revealed that they conducted observations on a total of 4,275 women. All the women they choose for the research and study had gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) history in their families.
All the women were part of the white cohort that has been in place since 1989 and is based in the United States.
Out of the total participants, 924 women had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The researchers had been following up on these women for the past 28 years. It was in this particular period the women developed type 2 diabetes.
After identifying the women who had developed particular diabetes, the researchers tried to find a relationship between them and the women who did not develop diabetes.
The researchers based their research on multiple factors, mentioning them as modifiable risk factors. The factors included moderate alcohol consumption, abstinence from smoking, regular exercise, a high-quality diet, and a normal body mass index that ranges from 18.5 to 24.9.
The research found that the women who had optimized the elements’ levels into their routine had an extremely lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The research confirmed that the chances were reduced by 90% for developing type 2 diabetes if the women optimized their daily routines in line with the modifiable risk factors.
Research Results for Women Prone to Developing Diabetes
The research also expanded to the women who were overweight and had a higher chance of developing diabetes. The research showed that if such women were to exercise and maintain a healthy diet, they could reduce the risks of developing type 2 diabetes.
Such women had to put in more effort and time in order to maintain their health and diet. They could also reduce the type 2 diabetes developing risks on a significant level.
This is a great sign for women who have a history of GDM as well as are overweight. They can also reduce their chances of developing diabetes during pregnancy if they continue with a healthy diet and exercise.