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In gestational diabetes, early postpartum glucose testing is a winner

Key clinical point: Early postpartum glucose tolerance testing for women with gestational diabetes resulted in a 99% adherence rate, with similar sensitivity and specificity as the currently recommended 4- to 12-week postpartum testing schedule.

Major finding: Overall, 29% of women studied had impaired glucose metabolism at 2 days postpartum, as did 25% in the 4-12 weeks postpartum window.

Study details: A prospective cohort study of 300 women with gestational diabetes.

Disclosures: The American Diabetes Association sponsored the study. Dr. Werner reported no other conflicts of interest.


Werner E et al. SMFM 2020. Abstract 72.