ACOG Practice Bulletin. Clinical management guidelines for obstetrician-gynecologists. Number 30, September 2001 (replaces Technical Bulletin Number 200, December 1994). Gestational diabetes

Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Sep;98(3):525-38.


Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common clinical issues facing obstetricians and their patients. A lack of data from well-designed studies has contributed to the controversy surrounding the diagnosis and management of this condition. The purpose of this document is to provide a brief overview of our understanding of GDM and provide management guidelines that have been validated by appropriately conducted clinical research. When outcomes-based research is not available, expert opinion is provided to aid the practitioner.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline
  • Retracted Publication

MeSH terms

  • Blood Glucose / analysis
  • Diabetes, Gestational / diagnosis*
  • Diabetes, Gestational / diet therapy
  • Diabetes, Gestational / drug therapy
  • Diabetes, Gestational / therapy*
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Pregnancy
  • Risk Factors


  • Blood Glucose