US Task Force Recommends Screening for Gestational Diabetes

January 14th, 2014 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a recommendation for preventive screenings for gestational diabetes in asymptomatic women after 24 weeks gestation. The USPSTF recommends moderate gestational weight gain, based on pre-pregnancy BMI and cites the IOM recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy. This is of particular concern because more women are entering their child-bearing years with obesity thus increasing their chances for gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes in the mother has been associated, in one recent study, with greater adiposity in the offspring.


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