Gestational Diabetes

  • Kate C. Arnold
  • Caroline J. Flint


The incidence of gestational diabetes is increasing. Adequate treatment of gestational diabetes reduces the associated poor outcomes. Nutritional and dietary counseling are first-line treatment options. However, if glucose levels are not adequately controlled, then oral hypoglycemic therapy or insulin therapy should be initiated. After pregnancy, all women with gestational diabetes should be screened for overt diabetes and should receive early screening for gestational diabetes in future pregnancies [1].


Gestational diabetes Obese Insulin Glucose screen Glyburide Metformin 


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    Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL, Landon MB, Galan HL, Jauniaux ERM, Driscoll DA. Obstetrics: normal and problem pregnancies. Chapter 39. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2012.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice bulletin no. 137: gestational diabetes mellitus. Obstet Gynecol. 2013;122:406–16.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate C. Arnold
    • 1
  • Caroline J. Flint
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OB/GYNUniversity of Oklahoma HSCOklahoma CityUSA

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