Diagnosis of GDM: A suggested consensus

Harold David McIntyre*, Stephen Colagiuri, Gojka Roglic, Moshe Hod

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Despite recent attempts at building consensus, an internationally consistent definition of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) remains elusive. Within and between countries, there is disagreement between obstetric, medical, and endocrine groups as to the diagnosis and management of GDM. The current article aims to discuss the background to the controversy of GDM diagnosis and to address issues related to the detection and treatment of GDM in low-, middle-, and high-resource settings. The criteria recommended by the International Association of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the World Health Organization (WHO) are endorsed. We also wish to put into perspective the importance of GDM, both during and after pregnancy, in terms of its relationship to overall women's health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-205
Number of pages12
JournalBest Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2015


FundersFunder number
IADPSG International Association for Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group ADA American Diabetes Association NIH National Institutes of Health ACOG American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology ADIPS Australian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society WHO World Health Organization


    • definition
    • diabetes
    • diagnosis
    • gestational
    • pregnancy


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