What is gestational diabetes?

  title={What is gestational diabetes?},
  author={Thomas A Buchanan and Anny H Xiang and Siri L. Kjos and Richard M. Watanabe},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  volume={30 Suppl 2},
G estational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. As such, GDM is the product of routine glucose tolerance screening that is currently carried out in otherwise healthy individuals. Like other forms of hyperglycemia, GDM is characterized by pancreatic -cell function that is insufficient to meet the body’s insulin needs. Available evidence suggests that -cell defects in GDM result from the same spectrum of causes that underlie… CONTINUE READING


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