Objectives: To assess the impact of clinical pharmacist education on gestational diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care hospital.
Material and methods: A prospective and observational study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital over a period of 6 months from January 2018 to June 2018 after getting approval from hospital ethical committee. The study includes 103 pregnant women with GDM who visited gynecology department.
Results: Majority of age patients with GDM were found to be within the age group of 30-34 years (38.83%). Before intervention the mean ± SD for knowledge, attitude and practice was found to be 7.184 ± 3.3331. At the follow up visit the mean ± SD for knowledge, attitude and practice was found to be 11.6 ± 2.767. Before intervention the mean ± SD for medication adherence was found to be 4.16 ± 1.67 and at the follow up visit the mean ± SD was 3.12 ± 1.28. At the initial visit mean ± SD for FBS, RBS and PPBS was found to be 124.5 ± 11.32, 147.4 ± 5.338 and 148.6 ± 6.024 respectively. At the final visit, mean ± SD for FBS, RBS and PPBS were found to be 95.62 ± 6.906, 126.3 ± 4.911, 125 ± 8.495 respectively.
Conclusion: The patient education provided by the clinical pharmacist was effective in better management of GDM, improving patient ’ s knowledge towards the disease management and the pharmacists were capable to perform it to minimize the risk and complications of GDM patients.