Gestational Diabetes

Many women think that if the follow-up test after the baby is born shows no signs of diabetes, they are in the clear, but that's not the case...National Diabetes Education Program

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It’s Time to Bring Gestational Diabetes Out of the Shadows and Into Maternity Care


The bad news: Diabetes in pregnancy is a serious - and often undiagnosed - complication that puts millions of women and babies at risk of death and lifelong illness. The good news: This week, FIGO (the International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics) took a critical step to bring diabetes out of the shadows. During the XXI FIGO World Congress, they released new global guidelines for how to screen and manage Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)—diabetes in pregnancy.

Bravo to FIGO for taking this groundbreaking step that, when implemented, will save lives, improve health, and reduce long-term healthcare costs in fragile health systems.

GDM puts millions…

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