Diabetes screening during pregnancy
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
New England Journal of Medicine study by Caroline Crowther, University of Adelaide, Australia, et al., finds treatment of gestational diabetes lowered the rate of serious perinatal complications from 4% to 1%, and resulted in higher quality of life and mood scores for mothers post-partum compared with routine care. The diabetes treatment group, however, did have higher rates of induced labor. The randomized controlled study, which examined 1,000 women, provides "long-awaited evidence to support the use of screening and treatment for women at risk" for gestational diabetes, an accompanying editorial by Michael Green, MD, and Caren Solomon, MD/MPH, says...
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