Letters Screening for type 2 diabetes

Screen women with gestational diabetes for type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a243 (Published 05 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1263
  1. Mark Sillender, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist
  1. 1Kaleeya Hospital, Fremantle, WA 6158, Australia
  1. marksillender{at}hotmail.com

One way to reduce type 2 diabetes would be to target women with gestational diabetes.1 Maternity services are increasingly screening women and treating gestational diabetes, after the demonstration of significant perinatal benefits.2

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