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Women with an HbA1c of 41–49 mmol/mol (5.9–6.6%): a higher risk subgroup that may benefit from early pregnancy intervention

NZ Literature Abstract

posted by WM Admin on 2015-06-16 10:54:23.646

Authors

Janet Rowan
Astrid Budden
Valeria Ivanova
Ruth C.E. Hughes
Lynn Sadler

Year of Publication

2015

Source

Diabetic Medicine, 15 June [Epub before print]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

In this observational study of women with gestational diabetes diagnosed by early HbA1c screening or subsequent oral glucose tolerance test at < 34 weeks' gestation who delivered at National Women's Health, Auckland, from July 2012 to June 2014, the authors concluded that "an HbA1c of 41–49 mmol/mol (5.9–6.7%) identifies a higher-risk group of women with gestational diabetes. Overall, our data support early treatment of women with an HbA1c ≥ 41 mmol/mol (5.9%)".

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