Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

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What stage of pregnancy?

Early pregnancy / first antenatal visit
24 to 28 weeks

Does the patient have at least one risk factor for diabetes?*

Yes No

*Review Clinical Practice Guidelines' Chapter 4: Screening for Diabetes in Adults — Table 1: Risk factors for type 2 diabetes for more detailed information.

Measure Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) and/or A1C and enter test results:

  mmol/L     %
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Select the appropriate approach?

2 step approach (preferred)
1 step approach (alternative)

Measure 50g Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) 1hr value and enter test results:

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Measure 75g Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) and enter test results:

  mmol/L   mmol/L     mmol/L
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Measure 75g Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) and enter test results:

  mmol/L   mmol/L     mmol/L
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Calculate Result
Calculate Result

Screen for GDM at 24–28 weeks

Consider as pre-existing diabetes

Re-screen at 24–28 weeks

Normal

GDM

 
 
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