Educational Curriculum to Improving Clinical Outcome On Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy


  • Najlaa Mohammad Alsudairy Assistant Consultant FM, National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, SCOHS,Jeddah, KSA.
  • Zaneb Abdullah Tehaifah Eastern health cluster, KSA
  • Ghaidaa Ahmed Abuhekmah Prince Mohammed bin nasser hospital, KSA
  • Zahra Yaqoub Yousef AlGhazal General practitioner, Aljafr General hospital, KSA
  • Rawan Ezzi Abufaia Asfan primary health care, Makkah health care cluster, KSA.
  • Mohammed Saleh Alwdani Najran Armed Forces Hospital, KSA.
  • Bader Hadi Alyami King abdulaziz medical city, Jeddah, KSA.
  • Hani Hasan Abdulrahman Awad Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health in Jeddah, KSA.
  • Shahad hamad aljohani Intern, Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, KSA.
  • Deema Hamed AL-Doaan MoH-Ubhor Pc. K A. University, KSA.
  • Njoud Madhi Alsubaie King fahad specialist hospital, Dammam, KSA.
  • Abdullah Ali N Aljalfan King Fahad University Hospital, KSA.
  • Zainab Hassan AlBahhar Eastern Health Cluster, KSA.



gestation, gestational diabetes, pregnancy, education, clinical outcomes


Gestational diabetes mellitus, often known as GDM, is a severe disorder that can occur during pregnancy. It has been linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future, in addition to stillbirth and birth malformations. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes has increased at an alarming rate over the past 20 years, with factors including ethnicity, sedentary lifestyles, and obesity all playing a role. Nevertheless, the pathology and management of the various kinds of diabetes are fundamentally distinct from one another. Both type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes have a pathogenesis that is very similar to one another. Because of this, a number of the management strategies for type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes are the same. These strategies include interventions that are centred on food. Education in diabetes self-management and medical nutrition therapy have both been advocated as cost-effective treatments for the control of hyperglycemia. However, the majority of these treatments were initially developed for people with type 2 diabetes and subsequently adapted for pregnant women with the condition.

For women with GDM, the challenge of achieving a healthy pregnancy and a satisfactory birth result necessitates a multidisciplinary approach and close provider teamwork. Pregnant women's education is one of the essential components for the effective management of GDM. It has been demonstrated that patient education enhances quality of life, encourages improved compliance, and lowers problems and medical expenses.




How to Cite

Mohammad Alsudairy N, Zaneb Abdullah Tehaifah, Ahmed Abuhekmah G, Yaqoub Yousef AlGhazal Z, Ezzi Abufaia R, Saleh Alwdani M, Bader Hadi Alyami, Hasan Abdulrahman Awad H, hamad aljohani S, Hamed AL-Doaan D, Madhi Alsubaie N, Ali N Aljalfan A, Hassan AlBahhar Z. Educational Curriculum to Improving Clinical Outcome On Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy. SMHJ [Internet]. 2023 Jul. 9 [cited 2023 Sep. 26];3(2):98-105. Available from:



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