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New evidence supports metformin use for gestational diabetes

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Title: New evidence supports metformin use for gestational diabetes
Author: Mendoza, Michael D.
Keywords: lifestyle modification
maternal outcomes
neonatal complications
Date: 2009-03
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 12(3): 01-03.
Abstract: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), which develops inabout 5% to 7% of pregnancies, is increasing in prevalence. GDM increases maternal and fetal morbidity during pregnancy and delivery and is associated with an increased long-term risk of overt diabetes for both mother and child. Oral metformin is a logical option for treating GDM. However, outcome studies of its use during pregnancy have been mixed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/7437

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