Controversy grows over redefinition of gestational diabetes

Mark McLean, Len D Moaven, Naswrin Moin and Jennifer A Bradford
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11326
Published online: 17 June 2013

To the Editor: Moynihan has recently suggested that gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a “non-entity”1 and cited controversy regarding new diagnostic criteria, while McIntyre and Oats have defended the practice of screening for GDM.2 Robust data associate hyperglycaemia with adverse pregnancy outcomes;3 and randomised controlled trial data show a beneficial effect of screening and treatment on perinatal outcomes.4

  • Mark McLean1
  • Len D Moaven2
  • Naswrin Moin3
  • Jennifer A Bradford4

  • 1 School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Moaven and Partners Pathology, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 Division of Medicine, Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals, Sydney, NSW.
  • 4 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Blacktown Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


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