GDM diagnosing criteria lowered

Guidelines for the testing and diagnosis of gestational diabetes from the Australian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) have been in development for three years and redrafted at least 16 times.

Recommended threshold values for diagnosis are a fasting glucose value of 5.1 mmol/L or higher, 10 mmol/L or higher after one hour and a value of 8.5 mmol/L or higher after two hours.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) endorsed the guidelines