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Gestational diabetes risk factors, detection and diagnosis

Edited by Robert Lindsay

in Diabetes in Pregnancy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199593033
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191730771 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199593033.003.0024

Series: Oxford Diabetes Library

Gestational diabetes risk factors, detection and diagnosis

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• Gestational diabetes has a number of risk factors in common with type 2 diabetes including family history of type 2 diabetes, obesity and overweight, ethnicity, age, and previous macrosomia. • There has long been controversy over the diagnosis of gestational diabetes which new international criteria may help to resolve. • In any screening programme consideration should be given to the need to detect previously undiagnosed type 2 diabetes in early pregnancy.

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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