The Belgian Diabetes in Pregnancy Study (BEDIP-N), a multi-centric prospective cohort study on screening for diabetes in pregnancy and gestational diabetes: methodology and design

@inproceedings{Benhalima2014TheBD,
  title={The Belgian Diabetes in Pregnancy Study (BEDIP-N), a multi-centric prospective cohort study on screening for diabetes in pregnancy and gestational diabetes: methodology and design},
  author={Katrien Benhalima and Paul Van Crombrugge and Johan Verhaeghe and Sofie Vandeginste and Hilde Verlaenen and Chris Vercammen and Els Dufraimont and Christophe E. M. De Block and Yves Jacquemyn and Farah Mekahli and Katrien De Clippel and Roland Devlieger and Chantal Mathieu},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) recommends universal screening with a 75 g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) using stricter criteria for gestational diabetes (GDM). This may lead to important increases in the prevalence of GDM and associated costs, whereas the gain in health is unclear. The goal of 'The Belgian Diabetes in Pregnancy Study' (BEDIP-N) is to evaluate the best screening strategy for pregestational diabetes in early pregnancy… CONTINUE READING