GDM diagnosis after the IADPSG recommendations. J. Craus , C. Savona-Ventura, G. Buhagiar University of Malta Medical School, Msida (Malta). Introduction. Research design and methods. 1278 Maltese women with a high risk assessment for developing GDM underwent a 75g OGTT between 1999-2006.
J. Craus, C. Savona-Ventura, G. Buhagiar
University of Malta Medical School, Msida (Malta)
Research design and methods
The IADPSG Consesus Panel has suggested new criteria for gestational diabetes (GDM) diagnosis.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact these new criteria will have on the number of women diagnosed with GDM when compared to previously used diagnostic standards for the 75-gram glucose load mainly the WHO criteria and the modified ADA criteria.
50 cases identified as normal by other criteria
An OGTT performed in high risk individuals and analysed using either the modified-ADA or the IADPSG criteria will increase the GDM diagnosis rate by an added 12.5%
The new IADPSG criteria only increased the proportion of women diagnosed as suffering from GDM by 0.5% over the modified-ADA criteria.