Planning a pregnancy: how tight does blood sugar control need to be?
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Planning a pregnancy: how tight does blood sugar control need to be?

  At what level do pregnancy complications begin?     December 17th, 2016  Diabetes in Control     The results from a new study show that risk increased in women with an early HbA1c of at least 5.9% regardless of a gestational diabetes diagnosis later in pregnancy. Risk of obstetric complications increases linearly with rising … Continue reading

Trends in standards of care for pregnant diabetes patients in the UK
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Trends in standards of care for pregnant diabetes patients in the UK

Are care standards for diabetic pregnant patients being achieved?The short answer to the question is NO. The National Diabetes Audit indicates that while the diabetes epidemic continues to grow, medical care continues to fall way short of the standards devised to reduce the burden of complications both on individuals and the economy. Women who are … Continue reading

What can diabetic women expect when they are expecting?
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What can diabetic women expect when they are expecting?

NICE have come up with some sensible improvements for the management of diabetic pregnancies that should reduce complications for mothers and babies in the future. None of these changes are radical and indeed they are already considered best practice, but what is different is that they want to see if best practice can be made … Continue reading