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The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Initiative on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Pragmatic Guide for Diagnosis, Management, and Care

  • Item type: Scientific article
  • Language: English
  • Author: Moshe Hod, Anil Kapur, David A. Sacks, Eran Hadar, Mukesh Agarwal, Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Luis Cabero Roura, Harold David McIntyre, Jessica L. Morris, Hema Divakar
  • Target audience: Health professionals specialised
  • Publication Date: Oct, 2015
  • FIGO GDM Initiative IJGO Oct. 2015..pdf(1.7 MB)

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) brought together international experts to develop a document to frame the issues and suggest key actions to address the health burden posed by GDM. FIGO’s objective, as outlined in this document, is: (1) to raise awareness of the links between hyperglycemia and poor maternal and fetal outcomes as well as to the future health risks to mother and offspring, and demand a clearly defined global health agenda to tackle this issue; and (2) to create a consensus document that provides guidance for testing, management, and care of women with GDM regardless of resource setting and to disseminate and encourage its use.
Despite the challenge of limited high-quality evidence, the document outlines current global standards for the testing, management, and care of women with GDM and provides pragmatic recommendations, which because of their level of acceptability, feasibility, and ease of implementation, have the potential to produce significant impact. Suggestions are provided for a variety of different regional and resource settings based on their financial, human, and infrastructure resources, as well as for research priorities to bridge the current knowledge and evidence gap.

By Daniela
Jan 05, 2016
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