Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) affects an estimated 3 to 9 percent of all pregnancies; in Ohio, this means about 13,000 moms-to-be will be diagnosed each year. About half of all women diagnosed with GDM during pregnancy will ultimately develop Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), with non-Caucasian and Hispanic women at elevated risk. Women diagnosed with GDM may not be fully informed of their risk for developing diabetes during the postpartum period, and may be less likely to seek out screening.
These collaboratives work to increase knowledge of and improve health outcomes among Medicaid women with a history of GDM.
The Ohio Type 2 Diabetes Learning Collaborative aims to increase the assessment and screening rates for T2DM, focusing on women with a history of GDM.
The Ohio Gestational Diabetes Postpartum Care Learning Collaborative aims to increase the rates of postpartum visits and T2DM screenings.
A recent expansion to home visiting seeks to improve T2DM screening rates and support improved outcomes for mothers with GDM.