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Breakthrough in treating gestational diabetes mellitus.

Author(s): Koren G

Journal: Canadian Family Physician
ISSN 0008-350X

Volume: 50;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 987;
Date: 2004;
Original page

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.
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