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28 May 2015

Diabetes mellitus - Gestational diabetes Factor

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is defined by the RMA as "carbohydrate intolerance of variable severity with onset or first recognition during pregnancy". Gestational diabetes may also be referred to as GDM (gestational diabetes mellitus), GCI (gestational carbohydrate intolerance) or, sometimes, Type III diabetes.

A number of mainly hormonal factors act during pregnancy to increase blood sugar levels. While in most cases, women with normal pancreatic function can maintain blood sugar levels within the normal range during pregnancy, a small percentage of women are unable to do this and develop gestational diabetes. Following delivery, carbohydrate tolerance may return to normal.

If a veteran or member developed gestational diabetes this fact would have been recorded during the pregnancy in doctors' notes and/or hospital records. However, these records may have been destroyed or can no longer be obtained. Therefore, if there is a reliable history of appropriate medical treatment at a particular time, this generally will be accepted, unless there is contradictory evidence. Seek medical advice if it is unclear whether the claimed treatment at that time can be attributed to gestational diabetes rather than to some other condition.

Last reviewed for CCPS 12 March 2008.

Investigative Documents

Type Title PDF Format Word Format
Medical Report
Gestational Diabetes
- Diabetes Mellitus
MR9052.pdf
MR9052.docx
Preliminary questions [10529]

10604 there is some evidence that gestational diabetes may be a factor in the development of the condition under consideration.

8240     the veteran has been pregnant at some time.

10606  the veteran has established the causal connection between the gestational diabetes and VEA service for the clinical onset of diabetes mellitus.

10607   the veteran has established the causal connection between the gestational diabetes and operational service for the clinical onset of diabetes mellitus.

or

10608   the veteran has established the causal connection between the gestational diabetes and eligible service for the clinical onset of diabetes mellitus.

Clinical onset and operational service [10607]

8245     the veteran became pregnant during operational service.

8246     the veteran became pregnant during operational service, as a causal result of operational service.

10601 the veteran's pregnancy as a causal result of operational service resulted in gestational diabetes.

10605 the veteran's pregnancy as a causal result of operational service resulted in gestational diabetes before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

10871 the veteran's pregnancy as a causal result of operational service which resulted in gestational diabetes before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration was due to the veteran's serious default, wilful act or serious breach of discipline.

Clinical onset and eligible service [10608]

8247     the veteran became pregnant during eligible service.

8248     the veteran became pregnant during eligible service, as a causal result of eligible service.

10826 the veteran's pregnancy as a causal result of eligible service resulted in gestational diabetes.

10827 the veteran's pregnancy as a causal result of eligible service resulted in gestational diabetes before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

10872 the veteran's pregnancy on eligible service which resulted in gestational diabetes before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration was due to the veteran's serious default, wilful act or serious breach of discipline.