Recurrence of Gestational Diabetes in Subsequent Pregnancies
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.
KeywordsGestational Diabetes Mellitus Gestational Diabetes Insulin Response Clinical Risk Factor Subsequent Pregnancy
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.