Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The incidence of gestational diabetes has been increasing over the past ten to twenty years. The purpose of this literature review is to gather existing literature to examine the relationship between gestational diabetes and oxidative stress. Twenty peer-reviewed articles from two databases were selected to be examined in this review. From these studies, it was found that oxidative stress was higher in women who were diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and supplementation with vitamins and minerals was beneficial in decreasing stress in these women. While these studies can help healthcare providers in educating women who have been diagnosed, more research should be done to reduce gaps in the literature, such as which supplement or group of supplements is most beneficial in decreasing oxidative stress in gestational diabetes.
McGrath, M. (2021). The Relationship Between Gestational Diabetes and Stress: A Literature Review. The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/nursuht/158