Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Women's Health


Dr. Laura Witte, PhD, PA-C


Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is the most common metabolic disorder that affects pregnant people. It occurs when the body cannot properly control blood sugar levels during pregnancy. If left untreated, GDM can lead to serious health risks for the birthing person, the developing fetus, and the infant. In this article, we will review the treatment of GDM with metformin, including its benefits and risks, and compare it to the current standard treatment with insulin.


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