Management of gestational diabetes mellitus and pharmacists' role in patient education.

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PURPOSE The pathophysiology, diagnosis, complications, and management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are discussed, along with considerations in setting up a pharmacist-run GDM education service. SUMMARY GDM occurs when there is insufficient insulin secretion to counteract pregnancy-related decreases in insulin sensitivity. GDM can be diagnosed by… (More)

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