Gestational diabetes mellitus is defined as carbohydrate intolerance of variable severity with onset or first recognition during the present pregnancy. The definition applies regardless of whether insulin is used for treatment or the condition persists after pregnancy, but does not exclude the possibility that the glucose intolerance may have antedated the pregnancy.
All pregnant women should be screened for glucose intolerance because selective screening based on clinical attributes or past obstetric history has been shown to be inadequate. Pregnant women who have not been identified as having glucose intolerance before the 24th week should have a screening glucose load between
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Ann Intern Med. ;105:461. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-3-461
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(3):461.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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