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Évaluation des habitudes alimentaires sri lankaises chez les femmes enceintes ayant un diabète gestationnel

Abstract : Objective: this study explores the eating habits of pregnant Sri Lankan women with gestational diabetes mellitus and aims to learn about their diet in order to detect in a better way dietary errors. And how they integrate the diabetic diet into their everyday life and their understanding of gestational diabetes and the associated medical, psychological and cultural risks. Materials and methods: we carried out a multicentric qualitative study in maternity hospitals (Lariboisière hospital, Saint-Denis hospital center, Robert Ballanger intermunicipal hospital), between February 2019 and February 2020. This study, which consisted of a semi-directive interview conducted in their mother language (Tamil), focused on Sri Lankan patients who had been diagnosed with gestational diabetes and had already started their diet. Results: the analysis of our interviews revealed that the food culture of Sri Lankan women plays an important role in the monitoring of diabetic diet. Foetal well-being, maintenance of glycemic standards and the potentiel need for insulin were motivating factors for good adherence to gestational diabetes. Poor understanding of the language, their new life in a foreign country and the distance from relatives are obstacles to the successful continuation of their new eating habits. Conclusion: in association with culture, many factors are involved in the management of gestational diabetes mellitus by Sri Lankan women. Understanding these factors and providing appropriate educational therapy to our population, could be beneficial in the management of gestational diabetes mellitus and the prevention of type 2 diabetes.
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Nijani Panchalingam. Évaluation des habitudes alimentaires sri lankaises chez les femmes enceintes ayant un diabète gestationnel. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2020. ⟨dumas-03114773⟩



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