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Increasing Screening for Type 2 Diabetes in Women With Previous Gestational Diabetes.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00212914
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 9, 2008
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by:
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Brief Summary:
In 1998, The Canadian Diabetes Association published guidelines that recommended women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM,) should be screened postpartum for Type 2 diabetes using a glucose tolerance test. We determined the rate of screening for Type 2 diabetes at the Ottawa Hospital before and after the publication of this guideline and found that none of the women in either period had been screened following this recommendation. We believe a reminder letter outlining the recommended screening test sent to the patient and/or her family physician would increase screening for Type 2 diabetes in women with previous GDM.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Gestational Diabetes Behavioral: Reminder letter

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 268 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Mailing Recommendations to the Individual or Physician to Increase Screening for Type 2 Diabetes in Women With Previous Gestational Diabetes: Clinical Trial.
Study Start Date : May 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The proportion of patients screened in each group


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All women, who are pregnant and attend the High Risk Pregnancy Unit and who have been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes will be considered for inclusion in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 1. Patient does not have a Family Physician 2. Patient's Family Physician already has a patient enrolled in the study 3. Patient already enrolled in the study for a previous pregnancy 4. Unable to give informed consent in English or French 5. History of pre-gestational diabetes mellitus 6. Intra-uterine fetal death or still birth

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Locations
Canada, Ontario
The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, High Risk Unit
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 1J7
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Heather Clark, MD OHRI

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00212914     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CIHR- KTE 110023
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 9, 2008
Last Verified: September 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes, Gestational
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Pregnancy Complications