GPs left in limbo over gestational diabetes diagnosis

GPs are in a dilemma over how and when to diagnose gestational diabetes because new RACGP guidance is out of step with international thinking, warn maternal health doctors.

The college’s updated advice to GPs is to use a fasting plasma glucose of 5.5mmol/L or more to diagnose the condition — the same advice it gave in its 2014 guidelines.

However, the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society’s (ADIPS) guidelines,