, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 227-229
Date: 26 Nov 2010

Gestational diabetes: costs and consequences

Abstract

Important new evidence regarding the relationships of maternal glucose to fetal growth and pregnancy complications have emerged in the last 5 years. Major international efforts are underway to translate this evidence into clinical practice and create international norms for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes. Consideration of the costs and benefits of the screening, diagnosis and treatment of gestational diabetes is complex but likely to be central to this translational programme.