Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Screening Recommendations Updated
the MPR take:
Rates of gestational diabetes mellitus in the United States vary from 1–25% based on patient demographics and diagnostic thresholds and can increase the risk of maternal and fetal complications. In 2008, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) did not find sufficient evidence in evaluating the benefits and harms of GDM screening prior to or after 24 weeks of gestation. The USPSTF is now recommending GDM screening in asymptomatic pregnant women after 24 weeks of gestation. Evidence is currently insufficient to assess screening prior to 24 weeks of gestation.
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