Gestational diabetes is on the rise

Australian data a reflection of changes in diagnostic criteria and management: AIHW
Pregnant woman

The rate of gestational diabetes has trebled in the past 16 years with one in seven women now diagnosed with the disease.

The findings come from a Australian Institute of Health and Welfare study that collated data from the National Hospital Morbidity database to measure trends associated with the disease between 2000 and 2017.