USPSTF issues recommendation on screening for gestational diabetes

Aug. 11, 2021

In a final recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said clinicians should screen all pregnant people for gestational diabetes at 24 weeks of pregnancy or later.

USPSTF also said more research is needed on screening for gestational diabetes before 24 weeks in asymptomatic people.

Task Force Member Chien-Wen Tseng, MD, MPH, MSE, said, “Screening is safe and can accurately identify gestational diabetes so that it can be treated to help reduce the likelihood of large babies, trauma during birth, cesarean sections, and other serious health problems.”

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