This study was undertaken to determine use of different cut-off values with regard to the time of the patient’s last meal in screening for gestational diabetes mellitus which could result in better results and change patient management. Blood samples from 165 pregnant women were analyzed for fasting blood glucose (FBG), random blood glucose (RBG) and serum fructosamine. The incidence of gestational diabetes in the study population was 6.1 percent of all pregnancies by standard oral glucose tolerance testing. The statistical analysis was based on the efficacy values for each one of them. Recent research has indicated that, when the gestational diabetes is adequately managed, there are benefits to both the mother and the newborn baby. This is called insulin resistance. The 50-g glucose challenge test is acceptable to screen for GDM, but cannot replace the OGTT.
The USPSTF reviewed the evidence for benefits of screening in the following health outcomes: perinatal mortality, brachial