Practice Bulletin No. 137: Gestational diabetes mellitus

Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Aug;122(2 Pt 1):406-416. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000433006.09219.f1.


Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common medical complications of pregnancy. Debate continues to surround both the diagnosis and treatment of GDM despite several recent large-scale studies addressing these issues. The purpose of this document is to 1) provide a brief overview of the understanding of GDM, 2) provide management guidelines that have been validated by appropriately conducted clinical research, and 3) identify gaps in current knowledge toward which future research can be directed.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes, Gestational / diagnosis*
  • Diabetes, Gestational / therapy
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening
  • Pregnancy