Archive for August, 2011

Obama Administration Orders Free Gestational Diabetes Screening

August 1st, 2011

The Obama Administration has announced, that, as part of the Affordable Care Act (the health care reform legislation), new health plans will be required to provide free counseling for gestational diabetes to womenAffordable Care Act Ensures Women Receive Preventive Services at No Additional Cost Gestational diabetes is a recognized risk for pregnant, obese women  Maternal Obesity and Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus  and is associated with increased risk of obesity in their offspring. Intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes, chi… [Am J Hypertens. 2009] – PubMed result