hPOD Study

The hPOD Study is trying to find out if giving a dextrose (sugar) gel to at-risk babies can stop their blood sugars going too low when they are born.

Children recruited to the pre-hPOD and hPOD studies in New Zealand are now being assessed at six years of age to determine if dextrose gel had any effect on children’s growth, development, early learning and health. This assessment programme is called NIEOS.

Find out more about the hPOD Study and the learnings to date.