HbA1c tests too risky postpartum: study

Sydney endocrinologists have conducted a study that backs the evidence against using HbA1c tests following gestational diabetes.

They report poor postpartum concordance between the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and HbA1c results in their study.

Even though patients prefer the convenience of the HbA1c test, it should not be used postpartum, says endocrinologist Dr