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Preventing Chronic Disease | Ohio Primary Health CareProviders' Practices and Attitudes Regarding Screening Women WithPrior Gestational Diabetes for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - 2010 -CDC

CDC  screening  mellitus  women's health  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  Primary Health Care  Maternal health  preventive medicine  glucose metabolism disorders  Physician?s Practice Patterns 

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with a 7-fold increased lifetime risk for developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. Early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is crucial for preventing complications. Despite recommendations for type 2 diabetes screening every 1 to 3 years for women with previous diagnoses of GDM and all women aged 45 years or older, screening prevalence is unknown. We sought to assess Ohio primary health care providers’ practices and attitudes regarding assessing GDM history and risk for progression to type 2 diabetes.

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