Pandemic precautions 'might lead to missed GDM'

Restricting glucose testing could lead to poor pregnancy outcomes, endocrinologists warn

Nearly one third of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) cases could be missed because of COVID-19 precautions that have aimed to minimise face-to-face contact for screening, endocrinologists say.

Peak diabetes groups issued emergency guidelines in April recommending different approaches depending on pathology centres’ capacity for physical distancing and the risk of community transmission.