Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Conclusion Statements: Exercise/physical activity (2001)
Regular physical activity decreases the common discomforts associated with pregnancy without a negative effect on maternal or neonatal outcomes. Regular physical activity is also beneficial in reducing insulin resistance, postprandial hyperglycemia and excessive weight gain. However, prolonged exercise (>60 minutes) is more likely to cause hypoglycemia in pregnancy.
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
- High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
- Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
- Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
- Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
- Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.