Missed opportunities for diabetes prevention: post-pregnancy follow-up of women with gestational diabetes mellitus in England.

BACKGROUND Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) should be followed-up to exclude ongoing diabetes and for prevention of type 2 diabetes. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) diabetes in pregnancy guideline recommends checking fasting plasma glucose (FPG) at 6 weeks postpartum (short term), and annually thereafter (long… CONTINUE READING