Oral hypoglycemic agents for gestational diabetes mellitus?

  title={Oral hypoglycemic agents for gestational diabetes mellitus?},
  author={Ana Cristina Marinho Maymone and Jean-Patrice Baillargeon and Julie M{\'e}nard and J L Ardilouze},
  journal={Expert opinion on drug safety},
  volume={10 2},
INTRODUCTION Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), the most frequent medical complication of pregnancy, is associated with several adverse outcomes over the short- and long-term for both mother and offspring. Standard treatment for GDM consists of insulin injections. Oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs), on the other hand, are still the subject of controversy. Although OHAs are seemingly as efficient as insulin and may provide better quality of life, congenital malformations and unknown long-term… CONTINUE READING
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