This is a recorded version of the AACC webinar, New Recommendations for Diagnosis
of Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy, which was originally held June 12, 2012.
There are significant health advantages in identifying and treating women who have
gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The diagnostic criteria for GDM has long
been a source of controversy, however, and in 2011, The American Diabetes
Association established new criteria for GDM detection and diagnosis.
Unfortunately, the controversy continues as clinicians and clinical laboratories
learn to live with the new criteria. Dr. Coustan explains why the ADA and
clinical experts found the new criteria necessary, what evidence was used to
establish them, how the they were developed and how they affect clinical