Background: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is characterized by intolerance to glucose that is first detected during pregnancy. The present study was conducted to assess cases of gestation diabetes mellitus. Materials & Methods: 62 pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes were taken and general physical and local examination was conducted. Assessment of HbA1c levels and 1st hour OGTT values was recorded. Results: Gravida was primi in 10 and 12, 2nd in 4 and 15, 3rd in 6 and 8, 4th or above in 2 and 5 in GDM with pre- eclampsia and GDM without pre- eclampsia patients respectively. The mean 1st hour OGTT values in GDM with PE was 199.2 mg/dl and 172.4 mg/dl in GDM without PE and mean HbA1c levels was 7.90% and 7.12% in GDM with PE and in GDM without PE respectively. The difference was non- significant (P> 0.05). Conclusion: Early diagnosis of cases of gestational diabetes may help preventing pre- eclampsia.
Key words: pre- eclampsia, gestational diabetes, glucose tolerance.