Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM),1 by definition, is a condition which is recognized during gestation, and which (ideally) should resolve after delivery. How then, can a "gestational" condition be managed before conception or after completion of pregnancy?
Levels of Prevention
In the context of diabetes care, prevention and management are two overlapping terms.2 Primary prevention of diabetes is another label given to the management of pre-diabetes. Similarly, secondary prevention of diabetes and timely management of glycaemia are synonyms.