Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Abstract

IN BRIEF

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common condition affecting ∼7% of all pregnancies. The detection of GDM is important because of its associated maternal and fetal complications. Treatment with medical nutrition therapy, close monitoring of glucose levels, and insulin therapy if glucose levels are above goal can help to reduce these complications.

Footnotes

  • Tracy L. Setji, MD, is an endocrinology fellow; Ann J. Brown, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine; and Mark N. Feinglos, MD, CM, is a professor of medicine and chief of endocrinology in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

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