Can pregnancy glucose levels predict CVD risk?

Women with glucose at the high end of normal had double the risk
Clare Pain
Finger prick glucose test

Glucose levels obtained when screening for gestational diabetes can also be used to predict a woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease, a Canadian study suggests.

While patients with gestational diabetes (GDM) are known to have a higher risk of CVD risk, the researchers believe they are the first to show that “higher-end of normal” glucose levels are also associated with more CVD events.