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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