Should Midwives Screen for Gestational Diabetes mellitus (GDM)?

Howard Berger, MD Dan Farine, MD

Should we or shouldn't we engage in screening programmes for the detection and management of gestational diabetes mellitus? In this article, we review the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SOGC) guidelines on screening for gestational diabetes mellitus and the evidence that led to these guidelines. We also reassess the recommendations in view of a recently published large randomized controlled trial.

gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM); screening; complications of pregnancy; glucose intolerance; macrosomia, mass screening

This article has been peer-reviewed.


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