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Practice Bulletin No. 180: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.
Committee on Practice Bulletins—Obstetrics
Obstet Gynecol. 2017;130(1):e17.
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common medical complications of pregnancy. However, debate continues to surround the diagnosis and treatment of GDM despite several recent large-scale studies addressing these issues. The purposes of this document are the following: 1) provide a brief overview of the understanding of GDM, 2) review management guidelines that have been validated by appropriately conducted clinical research, and 3) identify gaps in current knowledge toward which future research can be directed.