The prevalence of gestational diabetes is increasing rapidly in many developed and
Short-term and long-term complications of gestational diabetes for the mother
(increased risk of cesarean section, hypertension, preeclampsia, type 2 diabetes,
macrosomic neonatal, hypoglycemia in infancy and adult-onset diabetes) with
effective treatment and attention to self-care behaviors significantly reduced.
Pregnant women is one of the groups that can use cyberspace and software to
improve the level of knowledge, health literacy and increase the level of self-care
Self-care during pregnancy includes principles and care programs that provide the
conditions that lead to the desired consequences of pregnancy. In this way, they
guarantee In fact, prenatal care can reduce the risk of death and complications from
pregnancy and childbirth by identifying and reducing potential risks.
Inadequate care of pregnant women during pregnancy, in addition to causing
problems for the health of pregnant women, can lead to adverse consequences in
the baby such as abortion, stillbirth, premature birth, low birth weight and many other
problems that it can cost the family a lot of money.
During epidemics such as Covid-19, when people are asked to comply with
quarantine and social distance to minimize exposure, many people who need
ongoing health care are reluctant to seek care for fear. In such situations, e-visits,
which are part of telemedicine services, are useful for managing vulnerable people
with chronic diseases that require frequent visits.
Therefore, the use of new technologies such as applications by pregnant mothers
improves their knowledge, self-care and enhances the possibility of remote
monitoring of pregnant women.
Telemedicine is defined as the provision of health services and medical activities
such as remote assessment, diagnosis and treatment by healthcare personnel using
telecommunications technologies such as mobile phones, e-mails, websites and
Studies in the field of telemedicine in patients with diabetes, gestational diabetes,
COVID-19 control and diabetes in COVID-19 conditions have found the use of
telemedicine to be beneficial.
The present study is a systematic review study. The information used in this study
was obtained through the study of PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, Science Direct
sources. To extract articles, the keywords Mobile health applications, gestational
diabetes, telemedicine, Covid-19 have been used.
The results of the current review in the context of coronavirus outbreak consider the
use of mobile software services as an appropriate and cost-effective way to prevent
the disease and reduce the maternal and fetal risks of gestational diabetes. In
addition, it can help by reducing the level of anxiety and stress in pregnant women
Of course, considering that in the current situation, most people in the community
and health care staff are using this method in an imposed manner, proper planning
to design effective methods and Cost evaluation, satisfaction of health care
personnel and pregnant women at different levels of society, as well as needs
assessment of pregnant women with gestational diabetes and health care providers
and medical staff who are in charge of remote counseling of pregnant women, to
provide short educational and health services Reducing the short-term and long-term
effects of the disease, as well as macro-level planning and policy reform, is