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Type 2 diabetes: fasting blood sugar level helps diagnose gestational diabetes early in pregnancy

Gestational diabetes, also known as pregnancy-related diabetes, carries risks for both mother and child. The earlier the disease is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated. Currently, the condition is diagnosed between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy with the use of the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Researchers at Peking University Hospital in Beijing …

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