Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

ISSN - 2155-6156


Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Vázquez Lara Julia, Sing Pérez Juan Carlos, Hernández Coria Mayra Ivonne, Quintanilla Flores Dania Lizet, Tamez Peña Alejandra Lorena and Tamez Pérez Héctor Eloy

Objective: To determine the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus in polycystic ovary syndrome.

Research design and methods: We conducted a retrospective observational study in a tertiary care medical institution in Monterrey, Mexico. Ninety-one patients were enrolled. We excluded patients with twin pregnancies or with an incomplete medical record. Data were obtained in the postpartum wards by review of medical records. A diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus was made according to current criteria of the American Diabetes Association.

Results: We included 91 patients with a mean age of 27 ± 6 years. Of these patients, 77% had a family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and 8% received treatment to become pregnant. The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus in our study cohort was 65%.

Conclusion: Gestational diabetes mellitus has a high prevalence in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. A consensus between early detection and classification criteria to standardize the diagnosis should be sought.