Title

Efficacy of oral glucose tolerance testing of pregnant women post bariatric surgery

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

British Journal of Midwifery

Publisher

MA Healthcare Ltd.

School

School of Nursing and Midwifery

RAS ID

27644

Comments

Originally published as: Newlan, L., & Geraghty, S. (2018). Efficacy of oral glucose tolerance testing of pregnant women post bariatric surgery. British Journal of Midwifery, 26(11), 704-707. Original paper available here.

Abstract

Worldwide, a large proportion of childbearing women are overweight or obese, and it is becoming increasingly common for pregnant women to have undergone bariatric surgery before conceiving. Women with a history of sleeve gastrectomy may not be able to undertake the oral glucose tolerance test, due to the risk of dumping syndrome. There is limited research on the effects of weight loss surgery on the pregnancy oral glucose tolerance test and conducting this test on a woman who has had bariatric surgery may be an inadequate form of diagnosing gestational diabetes mellitus. A cost-effective alternative to an oral glucose tolerance test is to monitor pre-and post-meal blood glucose levels.

DOI

10.12968/bjom.2018.26.11.704

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