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Table 1 Original SDSCA tool with the list of items removed

From: Translation and psychometric validation of the Arabic version of Summary of the Diabetes Self-Care Activities (SDSCA) among pregnant women with gestational diabetes

No. Original SDSCA Tool Action Reason
  Diet
1. How many of the last 7 days have you followed a healthful eating plan? Maintained Part of GDM management plan
2. On average, over the past month, how many days per week have you followed your eating plan?
3. On how many of the last 7 days did you eat five or more servings of fruit and vegetables?
4. On how many of the last 7 days did you eat high fat foods such as red meat or full-fat dairy products?
  Exercise
5. On how many of the last 7 days did you participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity? (Total minutes of continuous activity, including walking) Maintained Part of GDM management plan
6. On how many of the last 7 days did you participate in a specific exercise session (such as walking, biking) other than what you do around the house or as part of your work?
  Blood Sugar Testing
7. On how many of the last 7 days did you test your blood sugar? Maintained Part of GDM management plan
8. On how many of the last 7 days did you test your blood sugar the number of times recommended by your health care provider?
  Foot Care
9. On how many of the last 7 days did you check your feet? Removed Not applicable for women with GDM
10. On how many of the last 7 days did you inspect the inside of your shoes?
  Smoking
11. Have you smoked a cigarette – even one puff – during the past 7 days? Removed Not applicable for women with GDM