Diabetes in pregnancy in Pakistani women: prevalence and complications in an indigenous south Asian community.

@article{Ahkter1996DiabetesIP,
  title={Diabetes in pregnancy in Pakistani women: prevalence and complications in an indigenous south Asian community.},
  author={Julie Kane Ahkter and Riaz Qureshi and Faisal Rahim and Syed M. A. Moosvi and Abdul Rehman and Abdul Jabbar and Nazrul Islam and M Abdul Moqeet Khan},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={1996},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={189-91}
}
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and complications as well as to correlate maternal and fetal outcome with glycaemic control, in a community of Pakistani women. This was a retrospective study of 6830 deliveries over a 5-year period in a tertiary care hospital in Karachi. Either a 75 g glucose tolerance test or a screening 50 g glucose challenge was administered depending on risk factors for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). Case records of deliveries during this period… CONTINUE READING