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Wise Choices for Solutions for Obesity and Diabetes in Women
A forum of community and state leaders joined the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women to present their 2012 SIS on Obesity and Diabetes in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The focus of the summit was Gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose (blood sugar) level develops during pregnancy (especially during their third trimester). In Oklahoma , Almost one in ten Oklahoma mothers reported GDM or high blood sugar during their pregnancy. The risk were highest for mothers 30 years or older those obese prior to becoming pregnant multiparous women and women living in lower income households. Prenatal counseling on types of food to eat during pregnancy was significantly greater for women with GDM (86.7% vs. 75.1% for non-GDM); however counseling on appropriate weight gain during pregnancy and exercise did not differ between GDM and non-GDM mothers. Compared to women in the normal or underweight BMI categories with GMD, overweight or obese women with GDM had higher rates of adverse outcomes, such as cesarean sections, high birth weight infants, and longer hospital stays for the mother after delivery.
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Websites on Obesity, Nutrition and Physical activity
Website describes and defines overweight and obesity in adults, defines the term BMI (body mass index) and directs individuals to other sites related to overweight and obesity.
Website describes and defines the terms overweight and obesity in children, describes weight charts and consequences of obesity over the lifespan.
A website for the public, defines overweight and obesity, energy balance and factors contributing to overweight and obesity versus a healthy weight.
http://eatright.org - the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
A website for the public, has a section on Women’s Health, reviews on diets, food tips and other general information on food and nutrition.
This website has a calculator that figures your BMI. Enter your height in feet and inches and your weight in pounds and the calculator automatically calculates you BMI.
Website describes how to get active as a family with tips for activities to do with your children.
Websites on Diabetes
website for the American Diabetes Association.
Official website for the Division of Diabetes Translation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
NDEP is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations.
Official website for the Indian Health Service Diabetes Program.
Website describes several types of Diabetes, how Diabetes affects your health during pregnancy and your baby health during pregnancy.
Website describes Diabetes among women and racial/ethnic groups, good section on Gestational Diabetes, gives resources, section on women, aging and Diabetes, section on women veterans and Diabetes.
A four page booklet on how to prevent Diabetes, provides tips for adults, determining risk for Diabetes, and provides information on exercise and healthy eating.
A complete discussion on Gestational Diabetes – what it is, how it is diagnosed, how it is treated, after pregnancy and further risk for Gestational Diabetes
with subsequent pregnancies and risk for Type 2 Diabetes after pregnancy.
his website contain the same information and materials for the public on Gestational Diabetes