Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus in Kashmiri women from the Indian subcontinent.

@article{Zargar2004PrevalenceOG,
  title={Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus in Kashmiri women from the Indian subcontinent.},
  author={Abdul Hamid Zargar and Mohammad Iqbal Sheikh and Mir Iftikhar Bashir and Shariq Rashid Masoodi and Bashir Ahmad Laway and Arshad Iqbal Wani and Mohammad Hayat Bhat and Farooq A. Dar},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2004},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={139-45}
}
This prospective study was carried out to determine the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in Kashmiri women and to assess the effect of various demographic factors. Two thousand pregnant women (divided into groups A and B, being the first and last 1000 consecutive women) attending various antenatal clinics in six districts of Kashmir valley were screened for GDM by 1 h 50 g oral glucose challenge test. Four hundred and fourteen (20.8%) women (216 from group A and 198 from group… CONTINUE READING

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