Pregnancyâ??s impact on gestational diabetes

Author(s): Dr. Aman Katiyar

Retrospective cohort study of 103,909 women n=358,046 who had 3 or more consecutive singleton births between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 2015 in Western Australia. The association between IPI and gestational diabetes was estimated using conditional logistic regression, assigning pregnancies to the same mother and adjusting for various factors of maternal pregnancies. We also applied a peer-to-peer logistic regression analysis between mothers to compare with previous studies. Our results do not support the hypothesis that short IPI <6 months increases the risk of gestational diabetes, suggesting that the associations observed in previous studies may be due to various maternal confounding factors suggest.