Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Publication Date: February 1, 2018
Last Updated: March 31, 2022

Recommendations and Conclusions

The following recommendations and conclusions are based on good and consistent scientific evidence.

  • Women in whom GDM is diagnosed should receive nutrition and exercise counseling, and when this fails to adequately control glucose levels, medication should be used for maternal and fetal benefit.
  • When pharmacologic treatment of GDM is indicated, insulin is considered the preferred treatment for diabetes in pregnancy.
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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

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