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Fasting plasma glucose is a useful test for the detection of gestational diabetes. Brazilian Study of Gestational Diabetes (EBDG) Working Group.

Authors
  • Reichelt, A J
  • Spichler, E R
  • Branchtein, L
  • Nucci, L B
  • Franco, L J
  • Schmidt, M I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Diabetes Care
Publisher
American Diabetes Association
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1998
Volume
21
Issue
8
Pages
1246–1249
Identifiers
PMID: 9702428
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Fasting plasma glucose is a useful test for the screening of both subcategories of gestational diabetes, a threshold of 85 mg/dl being an acceptable option. Effective screening for the subcategory diabetes can be achieved using a cut point of 89 mg/dl. If greater emphasis is placed on the detection of impaired glucose tolerance, a lower value, 81 mg/dl, may be needed.

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