Screening for hyperglycaemia in pregnancy: Consensus and controversy.

  title={Screening for hyperglycaemia in pregnancy: Consensus and controversy.},
  author={Norman Waugh and Donald E. Pearson and Pamela Royle},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  volume={24 4},
Policy decisions on whether to implement screening programmes depend on whether the proposed programmes meet a set of criteria laid down by the World Health Organization. Screening for hyperglycaemia in pregnancy (HGP) does not meet all the criteria. However the case for screening has been strengthened by a number of recent developments, including: rising prevalence of HGP because of increasing maternal age and BMI; the results of the Hyperglycaemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes study, showing… CONTINUE READING

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