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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 161-165

Gestational diabetes mellitus: A diagnostic dilemma

1 Department of Cardiology, IPGME&R, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, IPGME&R, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakesh Agarwal
IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, AJC Bose Road, P.S-Bhowanipur, Kolkata - 700 020, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/cjhr.cjhr_29_17

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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. Despite decades of research and debate, confusion regarding screening and diagnostic criteria for GDM has been persistent. Despite initially been touted as the diagnostic criteria of choice, the Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group India criteria themselves have been fraught with controversy. We review the disease and its history in brief with a timeline of different criteria proposed for its diagnosis which have only but added to dilemma in its diagnosis.

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