[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/157914]
Prof Caroline Crowther
A/Pr John Moss
Prof Janet Hiller
Brief description Glucose intolerance in pregnancy is diagnosed when a higher level of glucose than normal is found in blood after an oral glucose tolerance test. There is great variation in approaches to treatment of this condition in hospitals around Australia. The variation reflects uncertainty about whether treating women with glucose intolerance in pregnancy along similar guidelines to women with diabetes improves the outlook for their baby. There is the possibility such management, apart from being more costly, may increase the risks for the mother of induction and caesarean section and reduce her quality of life. This study is designed to help clarify these uncertainties.
Funding Amount $AUD 346,527.54
Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants
Standard Project Grant