What is it about?

To assess the effect of relaxation on blood glucose and blood pressure in women with gestational diabetes mellitus. Relaxation exercises reduce fasting blood glucose and systolic blood pressure in women with gestational diabetes mellitus.

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Why is it important?

Gestational diabetes is a growing problem worldwide, with risks for both the woman and the baby. Stress has been shown to be linked with diabetes, and so research is examining the effect of relaxation on blood pressure.

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Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long standing collaborations. This article also lead to rare disease groups contacting me and ultimately to a greater involvement in rare disease research.

Mrs Farahnaz Azizi
Islamic Azad University

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This page is a summary of: Effect of relaxation exercise on fasting blood glucose and blood pressure in gestational diabetes, British Journal of Midwifery, September 2019, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2019.27.9.572.
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