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Objective: To find out the relevance of parity and positive family history in development of diabetes mellitus.
Material & Methods: One hundred respondents (pregnant women) were inducted in the study from March 2015 to August 2015. The participants were selected for screening on the basis of positive family history, parity. All the patients were inducted from the Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar. OGTT was performed and a proforma was filled accordingly.
Results: Out of hundred patients thirteen patients had plasma glucose (F) above 100 mg/dl. Ten participants of the study had plasma glucose (1Hr) level above 200 mg/dl. Similarly ten participants had plasma glucose (2Hr) level above 140 mg/dl. Thirteen participants had positive urine sugar.
Conclusion: Positive family history of diabetes mellitus especially on maternal side strongly increases the chances of developing gestational diabetes mellitus.
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