850: Trends in Glucose Challenge test results: A population based study of over a decade Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective The incidence and prevalence of diabetes is constantly rising in the western world, partly due to the aging global population and the obesity pandemic. Gestational diabetes rates seem to be rising as well, due to similar reasons. One-hour glucose challenge test (GCT), measuring the effect of 50-grams glucose solution on blood glucose levels, is generally performed during pregnancy in young healthy women, with no previous history of impaired fasting glucose, gestational diabetes, morbid obesity, etc. We sought to analyze trends over the years in GCT results in a large population of healthy parturients. Study Design Data was gathered from a computerized database of a large Health Maintenance Organization, including all GCTs performed between 2006 and 2015. Mean GCT results were evaluated over the years and the incidence of abnormal results (> 140 mg/dl). Time …

publication date

  • January 1, 2018