New resources are needed to manage GDM

Professor Robert G. Moses
Director of Diabetes Services, Illawarra Area Health Service

Dr Anna S. Y. Zheng
Endocrine Register

 

A DIAGNOSIS identifies a mother at increased risk of pregnancy complications and type 2 diabetes in later life. A diagnosis also identifies a fetus at increased risk of adverse metabolic programming. Diagnosis and treatment are effective in reducing these risks.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently introduced new diagnostic criteria 1 based on the results of the Hyperglycemia and Pregnancy