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Diabetologia

, Volume 61, Issue 8, pp 1889–1891 | Cite as

Medicalising pregnancy with new diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes mellitus: do we need more evidence? Reply to Venkataraman H and Saravanan P [letter]

  • Sarah H. Koning
  • Jelmer J. van Zanden
  • Klaas Hoogenberg
  • Helen L. Lutgers
  • Alberdina W. Klomp
  • Fleurisca J. Korteweg
  • Aren J. van Loon
  • Bruce H. R. Wolffenbuttel
  • Paul P. van den Berg
Letter

Keywords

Diagnostic criteria GDM Gestational diabetes Incidence Pregnancy outcomes WHO 

Abbreviations

2HG

2 h plasma glucose

GDM

gestational diabetes mellitus

LGA

large for gestational age

NGT

normal glucose tolerance

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank the endocrinologists, gynaecologists, diabetes specialist nurses, and dieticians of the University Medical Center and Martini Hospital Groningen. Special thanks are expressed to the participating midwife practices: De Verloskundigenpraktijk van Groningen, Verloskundigenpraktijk Hoogezand, Verloskundigenpraktijk La Vie, Verloskundigenpraktijk New Life, Verloskundige Stadspraktijk, Verloskundigenpraktijk ‘t Stroomdal, Verloskundigenpraktijk Veendam. We would also like to thank H. Hepkema-Geerligs (customer relations manager Laboratory of Clinical Chemistry, Certe, the Netherlands) and the students S. Klöppner (University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands) and J. van Amstel (University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands) for their contribution to the data collection. Finally, we thank epidemiologist H. Groen (department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands), the Dutch Perinatal Registry and the Municipal Health Service Groningen for providing the data on the reference population in the northern region of the Netherlands.

Authors’ contributions

All authors were responsible for drafting the letter and revising it critically for important intellectual content. All authors approved the version to be published.

Funding

Novo Nordisk Netherlands provided an unrestricted research grant. The study sponsor was not involved in the designs of the study; the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; writing the report; or the decision to submit the report for publication.

Duality of interest

The authors declare that there is no duality of interest associated with this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarah H. Koning
    • 1
  • Jelmer J. van Zanden
    • 2
  • Klaas Hoogenberg
    • 3
  • Helen L. Lutgers
    • 4
  • Alberdina W. Klomp
    • 1
  • Fleurisca J. Korteweg
    • 5
  • Aren J. van Loon
    • 5
  • Bruce H. R. Wolffenbuttel
    • 1
  • Paul P. van den Berg
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of EndocrinologyUniversity of Groningen, University Medical Center GroningenGroningenthe Netherlands
  2. 2.Laboratory of Clinical Chemistry, Certe, Medical Laboratory NorthGroningenthe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineMartini HospitalGroningenthe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Internal MedicineMedical Center LeeuwardenLeeuwardenthe Netherlands
  5. 5.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyMartini HospitalGroningenthe Netherlands
  6. 6.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity of Groningen, University Medical Center GroningenGroningenthe Netherlands

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