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Gestational diabetes risk factors, detection and diagnosis 

Gestational diabetes risk factors, detection and diagnosis
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Gestational diabetes risk factors, detection and diagnosis
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10.1093/med/9780199593033.003.0024
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date: 19 August 2019

Gestational diabetes has a number of risk factors in common with type 2 diabetes including family history of type 2 diabetes, obesity and overweight, ethnicity, age, and previous macrosomia.

There has long been controversy over the diagnosis of gestational diabetes which new international criteria may help to resolve.

In any screening programme consideration should be given to the need to detect previously undiagnosed type 2 diabetes in early pregnancy.

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