The EAL is seeking RDNs and NDTRs who work with patients, clients, or the public to treat children and adolescents living with type 1 diabetes, for participation in a usability test and focus group. Interested participants should email a professional resume to by July 15, 2024.

GDM: Full Recommendations and Supporting Evidence (2016)

GDM: Full Recommendations and Supporting Evidence (2016)


Below you will find a list of recommendations in the Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline organized by nutrition care process and topic.

The project started with a review of the 2008 recommendations. Selected recommendations were reviewed. The Summary of Changes 2016 provides an overview of the recommendation revisions and updates.
To see the Recommendation Summary, just click on the Recommendation title. Also view the Executive Summary of Recommendations or print the 2016 guideline in PDF (Link to be Added) format.

Screening and Referral

GDM: Referral to an RDN 

Nutrition Assessment

GDM: Nutrition Assessment 

GDM: Assessment of Food/Nutrition-related History
GDM: Assessment of Anthropometric Measurement 
GDM: Assessment of Biochemical Data, Medical Tests, and Procedures 
GDM: Assessment of Nutrition-Focused Physical Findings and Client History 

Nutrition Diagnosis


Nutrition Intervention

GDM: Medical Nutrition Therapy 

GDM: Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
GDM: Frequency and Duration of MNT 

GDM: Calories 

GDM: Macronutrients
GDM: Macronutrient Requirements
GDM: Carbohydrate Prescription
GDM: Carbohydrate and Post Prandial Breakfast Glycemia

GDM: Vitamins and Minerals 
GDM: Dietary Vitamin and Mineral Intake
GDM: Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation

GDM: Meal and Snack Distribution  

GDM: High-Intensity Sweeteners 

GDM: Alcohol 

GDM: Physical Activity 

Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation

GDM: Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation