• Intervention
    Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Conclusion Statements: Exercise/physical activity (2001)
    • Conclusion

      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: II
      • 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.