Fresh debate over gestational diabetes

Experts have clashed over the risks and benefits of new guidelines on gestational diabetes that will see more women diagnosed with the condition.

The international guidance, which is being considered for use in Australia and New Zealand, recommends replacing the traditional glucose challenge test with a single 75g oral glucose tolerance test and a lower fasting glucose threshold – down from 5.5mmol/L to 5.1mmol/L.

Critics of the guidance say that it will