Just Published!  The Evidence Analysis Library is pleased to announce the publication of the Disorders of Lipid Metabolism Saturated Fat Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline. View the guideline.

Gestational Diabetes

GDM: Major Recommendations (2008)

Gestational Diabetes Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline

Below you will find a list of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) Recommendations. You may also view the Executive Summary of Recommendations or print the guideline in PDF format.

Gestational Diabetes (GDM) Major Recommendations

GDM: Risk Assessment and Screening for Gestational Diabetes
GDM: Pregnant Women at Risk for GDM
GDM: MNT for Pregnant Women with IGT or GDM

Nutrition Assessment

GDM: Assessment of Food Intake, Physical Activity and Medications
GDM: Assessment of BMI and Weight Gain 

Nutrition Intervention

GDM: Caloric Intake
GDM: Macronutrient and Micronutrient Intake
GDM: Physical Activity
GDM: Blood Glucose Monitoring
GDM: Use of Non-Nutritive Sweeteners
GDM: Promotion of Breastfeeding
GDM: Alcohol Consumption
GDM: Pharmacologic Therapy
GDM: Ketone Testing

Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation

GDM: Monitor and Evaluate MNT Effectiveness
GDM: Prevention of Recurrence/Type 2 Diabetes

The recommendations listed below were originally developed for other ADA evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines, but have been integrated into the Gestational Diabetes Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guideline and may provide additional guidance for the practitioner.

Diabetes Type 1 and 2 Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline for Adults Recommendations

DM: Fiber and Diabetes
DM: Carbohydrate Intake and Insulin Dose Adjustment
DM: Glycemic Index and Diabetes