Clinical Tools for Primary Care Providers

Identify Best Practices for Assessing and Testing for T2DM

Clinical tools were developed with direction from a Clinical Advisory Panel and contain guidance on best practices for assessing and testing women of child-bearing age at high risk for developing T2DM.

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Patient Resources

Patient Resources Includes:

  • Education on risk of developing T2DM
  • Information on association between GDM and T2DM
  • Best exercises to try after pregnancy and other lifestyle changes
  • Nutrition and dietary guidelines
  • Guidelines for getting tested for type 2 diabetes and how often you should get re-tested


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Provider Resources

Provider Resources Include:

  • Recommended testing guidelines
  • Proposed assessment and testing workflow algorithm for an office-based setting
  • Care coordination strategies and resources
  • Health and wellness educational messaging for patients
  • Shared decision making guides


Postpartum Testing for T2DM:

If a woman is in her immediate postpartum phase, within 12 weeks of delivery, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that a fasting plasma glucose test or a 2-hour, 75-g oral glucose tolerance test be performed. In addition, ongoing tests for diabetes everything 3 years should occur for those with a normal result.

Recommended T2DM Testing Frequency

Determine if your patient has a history of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), and when a T2DM test was completed. If the most recent results are in range for:

Normal: Re-test every 1 to 3 years depending on specific risk factors

Prediabetes: Re-test annually

Diabetes: Start diabetes management protocol, which typically includes A1c tests every 3-6 months

GDM: Test at 4-12 weeks postpartum, then re-test as indicated above based on the results.

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