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The dichotomy of the COVID-19 gestational diabetes screening criteria does not address the diversity of cases and the effects on healthcare systems in Canada.
In addition to the usual criteria, and the criteria suggested for major disruptions due to COVID, in this report, we propose a middle ground screening criteria that can be used if there are moderate disruptions to testing for and treatment of gestational diabetes.
This suggests screening only high-risk women with a 50g challenge followed by a 75g OGTT using the same glucose thresholds in the Diabetes Canada 2018 Guidelines.