Opinion: We're moving in the right direction on GDM

THE question ‘Does my patient have gestational diabetes?’ is similar to ‘Is that person too tall?’ or ‘Is that car going too fast?’

The answer is, some people are taller, some cars are faster and some women have more glucose intolerance in pregnancy than others.

HAPO was a landmark study published in 2008 that showed a continuous relationship between all three blood glucose levels on the 75g GTT at 24—32 weeks’ pregnancy and important clinical outcomes.

There was no magical cut-off, no inflection point and nowhere we could point to and