Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Utilizing Two Definitions
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Significance of abnormal glucose tolerance in pregnancy is known to every obstetrician. During pregnancy, an antenatal mother with normoglycaemia in early months can develop glucose intolerance of varying severity after midpregnancy (true gestational diabetes) . International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group (IADPSG) and Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group India (DIPSI) are two well-known criteria for the detection of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
Indian women are known to have 11-fold higher risk of developing GDM compared to Caucasian women . This single-center cross-sectional study was conducted at S.C Das Memorial Medical and Research Center, Kolkata, which is a nonteaching private hospital, after obtaining approval from the Ethical Committee of the institute.
Aim of this study was to note the prevalence rate of GDM in a cohort of pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic at the above-mentioned center. Women with multiple pregnancies and preexistent...
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Permission was taken from the Ethical committee of S.C.Das Memorial Medical and Research Center where the study was done.
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No experimental study was done. Data generated from the routine checkups in the outpatient antenatal clinic.
Informed verbal consents were taken from the patients. This study was for academic interest.
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