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