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Screening and Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus


  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India


Women with history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at several folds increased risk of developing type 2 DM, metabolic syndrome, coronary artery disease and stroke. Off springs could also become susceptible to various health issues. Early diagnosis and timely management is very important. Therefore screening and diagnosis of pregnant women for GDM is essential. There are various screening tests and controversies exist as to which is the best method for diagnosis. According to this article the single step screening-cum-diagnostic test recommended by Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group in India (DIPSI) appears to be the most feasible, economical and evidence based, particularly for high risk Indian population.

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