Gestational diabetes is a concern for a large number of pregnant women due to the potential for long-term complications for both the mother and the fetus. With the increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes in the general public, the number of pregnant women with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus has also increased. In order to adequately educate their patients, it is important for pharmacists to be aware of the general practices of treating gestational diabetes. This review will highlight recent updates to initial screening, the criteria for diagnosing gestational diabetes, and current management strategies.
Amero JL, Bauer JL, Webb SM, Fischer RA, Hallman LA, Hrometz SL. An Update on Gestational Diabetes. PAW Review. 2011 May 01; 2(2):Article 19 35-38 . Available from: https://digitalcommons.onu.edu/paw_review/vol2/iss2/19. Free full text article.