• Assessment
    Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Conclusion Statements: Postpartum Care (2001 CD)
    • Conclusion

      The recurrence rate of GDM in subsequent pregnancies is 30% to 65%. Women who have had GDM are also at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, the risks of developing diabetes can be reduced with lifestyle changes including healthy food choices and physical activity to promote weight loss.

    • Grade: I
      • Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
      • Grade II is Fair;
      • Grade III is Limited/Weak;
      • Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
      • Grade V is Not Assignable.
      • High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
      • Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
      • Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
      • Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
      • Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.