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Blood Test in First Trimester May Help Determine Risk for Gestation Diabetes: Study

A new study published in Scientific Reports indicates that a blood test taken at as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy may indicate a woman’s risk of developing gestational diabetes.  For the study, researchers looked to the A1C test (commonly used to diagnose type 2 diabetes) to identify signs of the pregnancy-induced blood sugar disorder in the first trimester of pregnancy. “We wanted to identify women at high risk for gestational diabetes early in pregnancy so that it leaves more time to intervene to prevent the condition,” said senior author Cuilin Zhang MD, PhD.

Researchers analyzed records from a previous study performed by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development that included women that were pregnant between 2009 and 2013 were at low-risk for gestational diabetes. A1C test results from over 100 women who did develop gestational diabetes were compared with over 200 women that did not develop the condition. Tests had been taken at four intervals throughout their pregnancies. Dr. Zhang reported that first trimester A1C tests “significantly improved the prediction of gestational diabetes over conventional risk factors.”

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