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Panacea Journal of Medical Sciences

Frequency of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus using Diabetes in pregnancy study group of India (DIPSI) Method

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Author Details: Preksha Jain, Savita Somalwar, Sulabha Joshi

Volume : 6

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2348-7682

Print ISSN : 2249-8176

Article First Page : 66

Article End Page : 68


The purpose of the study was to determine frequency of antenatal women with gestational diabetes mellitus using Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group of India (DIPSI) recommended method. Total 487 antenatal women were included and administered 75gm glucose. All women who presented before 24 weeks of gestation and found to have PGBS <140mg/dl were tested for GDM again at around 28 to 32 weeks with minimum gap of 6 weeks between the two tests. While, for those who presented for the first time after 24 weeks, test was done only once. Out of total 487 antenatal women, there were 52 (10.7%) cases of gestational diabetes mellitus. 5 (9.6%) women out of 52 would have been missed if repeat screening was not done. The frequency of gestational diabetes mellitus was found to be quite high and hence, universal screening is recommended. This study also builds a strong reason for following DIPSI guidelines as a single-step method as both screening and diagnostic test for GDM.

Diabetes in pregnancy, DIPSI test, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Screening, Single step screening method