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Treating gestational diabetes improves neonatal outcomes

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7513.0-e (Published 11 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:0-e

Question Does treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus improve perinatal or maternal outcomes?

Synopsis It has become routine practice in the United States to screen for gestational diabetes mellitus, although the clinical trial evidence to support this practice has been lacking. In Australia it has not been common practice to screen for and treat gestational diabetes; this randomised controlled trial (non-blinded, with concealed allocation) was undertaken to determine the benefit before large scale implementation. Women between 24 and 34 weeks' gestation who had …

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