Preconception care for women with diabetes

Diabetes UK

Pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes are at greater risk of perinatal morbidity and diabetic complications.

Diabetes during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of complications, such as miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, and preterm labour. Treatment to control maternal blood glucose before conception and during pregnancy is crucial in reducing the likelihood of perinatal morbidity and diabetic complications.

This Guidelines summary covers patient education, contraception, and blood glucose control.

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