Is the lower GDM cut-off better after all?

New study adds fuel to the row over the criteria for diagnosing gestational diabetes

Contentious new criteria for diagnosing gestational diabetes mellitus identifies twice as many women compared with using a higher cut-off — but those diagnosed using the lower cut-off are just as likely to develop a later glucose metabolism disorder, a study shows.

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In a follow-up to the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome study, US researchers evaluated long-term outcomes post-hoc using the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group’s fasting plasma glucose cut-off of 5.1mmol/L, which has been adopted by the