• A Kapur, T Mahmood, M Hod

The unmet need for universal testing for hyperglycaemia in pregnancy and the FIGO guideline

Without preventive care almost half of women with gestational diabetes go on to develop type-2 diabetes, and a significant proportion develop premature cardiovascular disease within 10 years of childbirth. FIGO recommends that all pregnant women should be tested for hyperglycaemia during pregnancy using a one-step procedure as a minimum standard and encourages all countries and its member associations to adapt and promote strategies to ensure this.

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