HbA1c Testing for Gestational Diabetes

The Oral Glucose Challenge Test is the current Gold Standard for diagnosing gestational diabetes, but it can be inconvenient for patients due to the need to fast, lengthy exam time, and negative gastrointestinal side effects. HbA1c testing is easier for the patient, but has been considered less reliable. A new review of four studies supports the use of HbA1c as an appropriate screening tool for gestational diabetes. Read more

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