Journal article

Exploring abnormal glucose metabolism in pregnancy among Australian Chinese migrants

Ling-Jun Li, Jun Zhang, Alexis Shub, Izzuddin Aris, Kok Hian Tan

BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a metabolic disorder of pregnancy that is increasingly prevalent among Chinese women. Few studies have examined whether the migration status of Chinese women contributes to the risks of developing GDM during pregnancy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In this observational, cross-sectional and hospital-based study, we examined the prevalence of GDM and glycemic levels at oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) among 491 Australian Chinese migrants (n=491) and native Chinese (n=1000). We defined GDM using the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups guidelines. We collected data on maternal age, body mass index (BMI) and gestati..

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