The Australian Diabetes Pregnancy Society (ADIPS), first updated the Gestational Diabetes (GDM) guidelines in 1999, over time, implemented around Australia. Ready for change, ADIPS adopted the consensus guidelines by the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG, 2010), in 2014. These developed from the growing evidence base for adverse outcomes in pregnancy enhanced by the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Study (HAPO, 2008).
Four years later, Australia and New Zealand continue to lack uniformity in management of GDM women, stemming from the Royal College of General Practice (2016- 2018) statement “at present, little evidence that clinical intervention is beneficial for the additional women identified by the new screening criteria”, as such has been (mis)interpreted around rural and tertiary Institutions.
(Will women change Birth Venue to avoid insulin initiation)
On behalf of the women we care, I seek consensus:
Please share your opinion!