Gestational diabetes: What cost prevention?

EARLY diagnosis and intervention is the standard approach to managing illness, and the diagnosis of gestational diabetes is an obvious case in point.

But recent moves that will see a change to the way the disease is diagnosed has some experts arguing the move lacks adequate evidence and is a case of going too far down the preventative route.

They are asking, at what point does our push for prevention become over-medicalisation?

It’s this question obstetricians and endocrinologists are grappling with as they consider the impact of a