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Gestational diabetes mellitus (Glossary Item)

Definition

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a carbohydrate intolerance resulting in hyperglycaemia of variable severity with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. The definition applies irrespective of whether or not insulin is used for treatment or the condition persists after pregnancy.

References

Nankervis A, McIntyre HD, Moses R, Ross GP, Callaway L, Porter C et al. 2013. Australasian Diabetes In Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) Consensus Guidelines for the Testing and Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Australia. Australasian Diabetes In Pregnancy Society (ADIPS).
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