Gestational Diabetes in Pregnancy AO6 v5
This guideline aims to help Identifying women at risk of developing Gestational diabetes mellitus GDM in pregnancy and to simplify the referral care pathway for all pregnant women who have risk factors for GDM. It also simplify the management of GDM in pregnancy and labour. This is to ensure providing the best care and achieving the best maternal and fetal outcome.
It ackowledges and explains why NNUH does not use NICE diagnostic criteria. This issue rests with the Trust Board.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
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