Women in India with GDM Strategy (WINGS) is IDF’s first-ever project to tackle the rising incidence of GDM in India. According to recent estimates, up to 17.7% of women in India have Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) and many of those will go on to develop type 2 diabetes after child birth.
The WINGS pilot project aims to develop a Model of Care for GDM which can feasibly be implemented in a low resource setting. It is a joint collaboration between IDF and the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, an IDF Centre of Education, managed by Dr V Mohan. The work takes place in health centres in Chennai and rural centres in the surrounding areas.
WINGS will be piloted in India before being evaluated and rolled out in other low and middle income countries.
Aims of the project include:
- Increasing the knowledge of GDM among health care providers
- Increasing the awareness and information of GDM among women
- Improving pregnancy outcomes for women with GDM