• The percentage of women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus has increased over time from 5.5% in 2007 to 15.1% in 2016.
  • The rise in gestational diabetes is associated with an increase in known risk factors such as maternal age and Body Mass Index (AIHW 2016).

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. National Maternity Data Development Project: Diabetes mellitus during pregnancy — Research brief no. 2. Cat. no. PER 75. Canberra: AIHW; 2016.


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