A Position Statement on Gestational Diabetes in Australia
The Gestational Diabetes in Australia Position Statement has been developed by Diabetes Australia in collaboration with the Australian Diabetes Society, the Australian Diabetes Diabetes Educators Association and the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society to inform women who may be at risk of, or who develop, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and also to inform the community, policy makers and health care providers. It is not intended as a clinical guidance document for health professionals.This Position Statement addresses the diagnosis, management and post-pregnancy care of women who develop GDM. It provides an overview of key issues relating to GDM and its impact and makes recommendations about the care and support women should receive. There are three main types of diabetes affecting women in pregnancy:
1. pre-existing type 1 diabetes
2. pre-existing type 2 diabetes
3. gestational diabetes (GDM) which is first detected during pregnancy and is different to type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes
This Position Statement only addresses GDM, people with diabetes should always consult a health care professional before making decisions about their diabetes care.
Download the Gestational Diabetes in Australia Position Statement (Posted: August, 2020)