, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 1-3

New Recommendations for the Diagnosis of Diabetes in Pregnancy

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Trial

International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups Consensus Panel, Metzger BE, Gabbe SG, et al.: International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups Recommendations on the Diagnosis and Classification of Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy. Diabetes Care 2010, 33:676–689.

Rating

•• Of significant importance.

Clinical Trial Acronyms

DCCT

Diabetes Control and Complications Trial

HAPO

Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome

IADPSG

International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups

NDDG

National Diabetes Data Group

UKPDS

United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study

Introduction

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) complicates about 7% of all pregnancies and is associated with an increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. Common complications include macrosomia and neonatal hypoglycemia for the neonate, and cesarean delivery and hypertensive disorders for the woman herself. In addition, both the mother and her offspring have an increased risk for developing gluco