Motherisk update: Breakthrough in treating gestational diabetes mellitus

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Question. I practise in a remote community in Manitoba. Quite a few of my patients experience gestational diabetes. Their compliance with the insulin regimen is abysmal. Can I give them an oral medication? Answer. Recent studies have indicated that glyburide does not cross the human placenta and that its effectiveness and safety profiles are similar to those of insulin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-989
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Family Physician
Issue numberJULY
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes


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