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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Screening

Release Date: January 2014

This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations and Evidence

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Asymptomatic Pregnant Women, After 24 Weeks of Gestation

The USPSTF recommends screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in asymptomatic pregnant women after 24 weeks of gestation. 

Asymptomatic Pregnant Women, Before 24 Weeks of Gestation

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for GDM in asymptomatic pregnant women before 24 weeks of gestation. 


Related Information for Health Professionals

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

Current as of: January 2014

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.

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