What is the frequency of preeclampsia in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)?

Updated: Apr 29, 2020
  • Author: Thomas R Moore, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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The rate of preeclampsia has been found to correlate with the level of glycemic control. In one study, when the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) was < 105 mg/dL, the rate of preeclampsia was 7.8%; with an FPG >105 mg/dL, the rate of preeclampsia was 13.8%. [26] In this same study, pregravid body mass index (BMI) was also significantly related to the development of preeclampsia.


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