Gestational diabetes mellitus follow-up

The survey was posted to 1532 general practices in England. It was also sent to obstetricians and endocrinologists involved in maternity services. Responses were received from 60% of the general practices and 93% of the specialists.

Most hospitals had a protocol for following up patients with gestational diabetes.

Although the hospitals informed 79% of the general practices, 19% of the practices had difficulty finding out that a patient had been diagnosed with diabetes.

While 73% of the specialists said that they

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