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Recurrence of Gestational Diabetes in Subsequent Pregnancies

  • Virginia R. Lupo
  • S. J. Stys

Abstract

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) was originally defined by O’Sullivan and Mahan (1964) as glucose metabolism exceeding two standard deviations beyond normal values during pregnancy. Although a number of clinical risk factors have since been associated with the development of these abnormalities (O’SULLIVAN et al., 1973), the significance of a previous history of abnormal carbohydrate metabolism in pregnancy is unclear. A clinical observation of an occasional patient with gestational diabetes in pregnancy, followed by normal diabetes screening in a subsequent pregnancy, prompted a formal assessment of the recurrence rate of gestational diabetes when another pregnancy occurred.

Keywords

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Gestational Diabetes Insulin Response Clinical Risk Factor Subsequent Pregnancy 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Virginia R. Lupo
    • 1
  • S. J. Stys
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Cincinnati HospitalsCincinnatiUSA

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