LGH to Collect ‘One of its Kind Data’ on Gestational Diabetes


by Hamna Bano

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Lahore General Hospital has signed an MoU with the Pakistan Society of gynecologists to collect and compile data on pregnant women suffering from diabetes. It has been claimed that this collection of data will be one of its kind in the medical history of Pakistan. 


This will be done by generating computerized records under the title of ‘Maternal Diabetic Registry for Pregnant Women Suffering from Diabetes.’ of patients visiting Lahore General Hospital for treatment.

The agreement was signed by the President of the Pakistan Society of Gynecologists Dr. Saima Zubair and Principal Professor Dr. Muhammad Al-Fareed Zafar. The gynecologists and lady doctors of all three Units of Lahore General Hospital were present on occasion.

After signing the MoU agreement, while taking to the media, Prof. Al-Fareed Zafar said, “this initiative will help in collecting data of pregnant women suffering from diabetes and prepare a standardized record which will not only help in the treatment of such patients but also assist young doctors doing medical research to find out the reasons and facts for diabetes during pregnancy in women.”

He added further that, “during pregnancy, most women are diabetic which sometimes creates medical issues for newly born as well.

It is understood that if diabetes is not diagnosed at the right time, it not only impacts the health of pregnant women but also can impact the development of the child in the womb. It can get to a point where the child's growth can be compromised.

Prof. Al-Fareed maintained that the children of diabetic women have been observed to come into this world with complications that become a permanent liability for the parents and society.

With all this information, it must be known that a number of women suffer from gestational diabetes while they are pregnant and can get better as soon as they give birth. So, the chances of normalization are still there in the case of diabetes.