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Crescent Journal of
Medical and Biological Sciences
Jul 2018, Vol 5, Issue 3
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The Effect of Ginger Capsules on The Control of Blood Sugar in Gestational Diabetes: A Triple-Blind Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
Zohre Bahramian1, Fahimeh Sehhatie-Shafaei1, Mojgan Mirghaforvand1, Shamsi Abbasalizadeh1, Yusuf Javadzadeh1
1School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

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Keywords : Ginger, Blood Sugar Control, Gestational Diabetes, Hemoglobin A1C
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Objectives: Gestational diabetes is a major prenatal problem and one of the most common complications of pregnancythroughout the world. Ginger can adjust biochemical pathways that are activated such as diabetes by affecting insulin sensitivity. The present study was conducted to assess the effect of ginger capsules on the control of blood sugar in gestational diabetes.

Materials and Methods: The present triple-blind randomized clinical trial study was conducted on 76 women with gestational diabetes attending high-risk pregnancy clinics of Alzahra and Taleghani teaching hospitals and Imam Reza Hospital in the city of Tabriz in 2016. Eligible mothers were divided into intervention and control groups by block randomization. Data were analyzed using ANCOVA and repeated measures ANOVA, Chi-square, Fisher's exact, rounded Chi-square, Mann-Whitney, and independent t tests.

Results: No significant difference was found between two groups of personal-social details (P>0.05). No significant difference was observed between two groups after eight weeks intervention in terms of fasting blood sugar (P=0.366). However, mean blood glucose 2 hours after meals,dose of insulin received, and frequency of visits to the gynecologistafter eight weeks intervention were significantly lower intheintervention group compared to control (P<0.05). No significant difference was found between two groups in Hemoglobin A1C eight weeks after intervention (P=0.248).

Conclusion: Ginger capsule was able to reduce mean blood glucose 2 hours after meals, dose of insulin received, and frequency of visits to the gynecologist in women with gestational diabetes. this medication is likely to promote the health of mothers with gestational diabetes and their infants.


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