Carbohydrate sources for gestational diabetes mellitus screening: A comparison

N. J. Murphy, B. A. Meyer, R. T. O'Kell, M. E. Hogard

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One hundred eight patients were prospectively randomized to receive 50 g of a glucose polymer, d-glucose or a candy bar during a one-hour gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) screening. The polymer had a mean serum glucose similar to that of d-glucose, with significantly fewer side effects, allowing an increased rate of examination completion. The candy bar produced a significantly lower mean serum glucose but had the highest rating for flavor. The polymer was an inexpensive and well-tolerated alternative for GDM screening, while the use of a candy bar needs more study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)977-981
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1994


  • diabetes, gestational
  • glucose tolerance test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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