Reassessment of the new diagnostic thresholds for gestational diabetes mellitus: an opportunity for improvement

Anna S Y Zheng, Tony O’Leary and Robert G Moses
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01492
Published online: 16 February 2015

To the Editor: A recent article by d'Emden focused on concerns about the new diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).1 In his article, he states that “women may be charged higher life insurance premiums because of a prior diagnosis of GDM”.1 A similar unreferenced concern was also expressed in 2013.2

  • Anna S Y Zheng1
  • Tony O’Leary2
  • Robert G Moses1

  • 1 Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong, NSW.
  • 2 Australasian Life Underwriting and Claims Association Inc, Melbourne, VIC.


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