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          VOLUME 49 / ISSUE 1

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1 - Gestational diabetes mellitus

Feyza Yener Öztürk, Yüksel Altuntaş

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a frequent medical condition during pregnancy. It is known to be associated with increased risks of short and long-term complications for both the mother and the fetus during pregnancy and postpartum. There has been a lack of international uniformity in the approach to the screening and diagnosis of GDM. Controversies include universal versus "ive screening, the optimal time for screening, appropriate tests and cut-off values and whether testing should be conducted in one or two steps. According to the data shown in The Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) study, The International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) developed a new consensus criteria for screening and diagnosis of GDM. However, as it has been thought that this will lead to an increase in the number of women diagnosed and treated for GDM and increase the cost of the treatment, there is a controversy between the associations about the widespread usage of these criterias. This review presents the update data on screening and treatment approach for GDM.

Keywords: Gestational diabetes mellitus, pregnancy, screening, hyperglycemia

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