Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Conclusion Statements: Calorie level (2001 CD)
Cohort studies show that energy requirements are highly variable and can be met by increasing food intake, decreasing physical activity or decreasing fat storage. Therefore, recommendations for a calorie level are best determined by monitoring weight gain, physical activity, appetite, and food, glucose and ketone records.
- 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.