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.
AACC Clinical Laboratory News. A New Definition of Gestational Diabetes: Will Revised Diagnostic Criteria Help or Hurt? May 2010.