Is there merit in treating gestational diabetes mellitus?

Cartagena, Ana M.
August 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/2/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 3, p250
Academic Journal
Discusses research being done on the effect of treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus on pregnancy outcomes. Reference to a study by C. A. Crowther, J. E. Hiller, J. R. Moss et al, published in the 2005 issue of the "New England Journal of Medicine"; Methodology; Results; Commentary.


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