Study finds association between insufficient sleep and gesta
Diabetes is a global health concern and is an increasingly pressing problem in Asia. In a 2015 report by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Singapore was found to have the second-highest proportion of diabetics among developed nations. It also has one of the highest rates of GDM, which increases the risk of subsequent Type 2 diabetes. GDM, which is diagnosed by high blood glucose levels, is one of the most common health problems during pregnancy. Unmanaged high glucose levels in pregnancy can result in complications that can affect both mother and child including pre-term labour, obstructed labour, birth trauma, high blood pressure for mothers, and increased risk of mother and foetal deaths. To reduce and manage the burden of diabetes, it is imperative to identify the factors that may contribute to unhealthy blood glucose levels.

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