A New Definition of Gestational Diabetes: Will Revised Diagnostic Criteria Help or Hurt?
MedSun: Newsletter #49, June 2010

AACC Clinical Laboratory News

The muddled diagnostic picture for gestational diabetes soon may become much clearer, thanks to several ground-breaking clinical trials and careful deliberations by the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG), an umbrella organization created to facilitate collaboration between regional and national groups with a focus on diabetes and pregnancy. In March, the IADPSG released recommendations for diagnosing gestational diabetes that the group hopes eventually will lead to one world-wide standard, as well as further research that will clarify cost-effective treatment strategies for the condition, optimal glycemic treatment targets, and appropriate post-natal follow-up of mothers and children.

Additional Information:

AACC Clinical Laboratory News. A New Definition of Gestational Diabetes: Will Revised Diagnostic Criteria Help or Hurt? May 2010.
http://www.aacc.org/publications/cln/2010/may/Pages/CoverStory2May2010.aspx


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