Hemoglobin A1c Versus Oral Glucose Tolerance Test in Postpartum Diabetes Screening

@inproceedings{Picn2012HemoglobinAV,
  title={Hemoglobin A1c Versus Oral Glucose Tolerance Test in Postpartum Diabetes Screening},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Pic{\'o}n and Mora Murri and Araceli Mu{\~n}oz and Jose Carlos Fernandez-Garcia and Ricardo G{\'o}mez-Huelgas and Francisco J Tinahones},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the usefulness of measuring hemoglobin A(1c) (A1C), alone or combined with the fasting glucose test, compared with the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) for the reassessment of the carbohydrate metabolism status in postpartum women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We evaluated the status of carbohydrate metabolism by performing the OGTT and fasting glucose and A1C tests in 231 postpartum women with prior GDM 1 year… CONTINUE READING