Call to revise global GDM guidelines

Two Australian endocrinologists are calling for existing international guidelines for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) to be overhauled, arguing that too many pregnant women may be being labelled with the disease.

Discord and confusion remain over diagnosing the condition nearly a decade after the controversial guidelines were issued by the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG), say Dr Wah Cheung of Westmead Hospital, Sydney and Dr Robert Moses of Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health