Friday, January 17, 2014

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Releases Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for GDM

On January 14th, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a final Recommendation Statement on screening for gestational diabetes mellitus.
  • The Task Force recommends screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in asymptomatic pregnant women after 24 weeks of gestation. 
  • The Task Force concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for GDM before 24 weeks of gestation.
A fact sheet that explains the final recommendation in plain language is also available online.

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