Endocrinology Research and Practice

Evaluation of Mild Hyperglycemia During Early Pregnancy


Department Endocrinology and Metabolism, Antalya City Hospital, Antalya, Türkiye


Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya, Türkiye

Endocrinol Res Pract 2024; 28: 169-174
DOI: 10.5152/erp.2024.23394
Read: 72 Downloads: 43 Published: 30 May 2024

Abstract: Hyperglycemia and its association with adverse pregnancy outcomes have been comprehensively described in the literature. Moreover, researchers have just about reached a consensus regarding the diagnostics and intervention algorithms for hyperglycemia after the 24th week of pregnancy. However, diagnostic thresholds and intervention algorithms remain controversial during the early pregnancy period. Hyperglycemia, especially during the organogenesis period, may promote serious adverse fetal outcomes like congenital malformations. In this regard, several guidelines have released varying recommendations. We aimed to summarize the current literature regarding the evaluation of mild hyperglycemia during the early pregnancy period. Patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus in the first trimester based on internationally accepted diagnostic criteria for the general population are beyond the scope of the current article.

Cite this article as: Doğruel H, Aydemir M, Sarı R. Evaluation of mild hyperglycemia during early pregnancy. Endocrinol Res Pract. 2024;28(3):169-174.

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