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All Women Should Be Screened for Gestational Diabetes after 24 Weeks of Pregnancy

The independent panel of national experts also said in the new draft recommendation statement that there is not enough evidence to weigh the benefits and risks of screening for diabetes that develops during pregnancy before 24 weeks. "It’s important to remember that each case of gestational diabetes affects two people: the expectant mother and the baby," task force member Dr. Wanda Nicholson said in a USPSTF news release. "We now have good evidence that screening expectant mothers for gestational diabetes after 24 weeks provides a substantial benefit, with few to no harms, leading to healthier moms and babies." U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)