Glucose monitoring during pregnancy

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Self-monitoring of blood glucose in women with mild gestational diabetes has recently been proven to be useful in reducing the rates of fetal overgrowth and gestational weight gain. However, uncertainty remains with respect to the optimal frequency and timing of selfmonitoring. A continuous glucose monitoring system may have utility in pregnant women with insulin-treated diabetes, especially for those women with blood sugars that are difficult to control or who experience nocturnal hypoglycemia; however, continuous glucose monitoring systems need additional study as part of larger, randomized trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent diabetes reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2010


  • Diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Glucose monitoring
  • SMBG
  • Self-monitoring of blood glucose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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