Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Utilizing Two Definitions

  • Lipika DasMukhopadhyay
  • Sudhindra Mohan Bhattacharya
  • Ankita DeyEmail author
Short Commentary

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) [1]. 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 [1]. 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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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Statement

Permission was taken from the Ethical committee of S.C.Das Memorial Medical and Research Center where the study was done.

Human and Animal rights

No experimental study was done. Data generated from the routine checkups in the outpatient antenatal clinic.

Informed consent

Informed verbal consents were taken from the patients. This study was for academic interest.


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© Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lipika DasMukhopadhyay
    • 1
  • Sudhindra Mohan Bhattacharya
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ankita Dey
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyKPC Medical CollegeKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyS. C. Das Memorial Medical and Research CenterKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Department of Community MedicineKPC Medical CollegeKolkataIndia

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