Increasing Postpartum Diabetes Testing Rates and Transition to Primary Care for Women with Gestational Diabetes in the Outpatient OB/GYN Office
Postpartum diabetes testing 4-12 weeks after delivery is recommended as 70% of women with gestational diabetes will develop diabetes later in life. Early diagnosis and treatment reduces diabetes related complications and deaths. Less than 10% of women complete the two-hour fasting test, leading to missed opportunities for interventions reducing diabetes related health complications. This project aimed to increase postpartum diabetes testing rates to 20% in two-months and facilitate primary care transition for those with impaired glucose metabolism in an OB/GYN office by offering rapid point of care testing, using a diabetes in pregnancy management nurse, and implementing a referral system.
Recommended CitationSteiner, MD, FACOG, Dawn, "Increasing Postpartum Diabetes Testing Rates and Transition to Primary Care for Women with Gestational Diabetes in the Outpatient OB/GYN Office" (2021). Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety Capstone Presentations. Presentation 64.