Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) affects an estimated 3 to 9 percent of all pregnancies in Ohio per year, which means about 13,000 moms-to-be will be diagnosed with GDM in 2016. The Ohio GDM Postpartum Care Learning Collaborative works with providers and moms-to-be to improve prenatal education related to GDM and postpartum visit and screening rates for type 2 diabetes. GDM is diagnosed during pregnancy and occurs when a mom-to-be has high blood sugar. Many women who are diagnosed with GDM when they are pregnant go on to get type 2 diabetes later in life.