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Diabetes mellitus 

Diabetes mellitus
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Diabetes mellitus
Author(s):

Charlotte Frise

and Sally Collins

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198821540.003.0011
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date: 12 April 2021

This chapter covers all issues of diabetes mellitus in relation to pregnancy. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are defined, alongside gestational and monogenic diabetes. Advice for the pregnant patient with diabetes is given for every stage, from preconception to ante- and postnatal care. Practical aspects such as target capillary glucose levels, glucose monitoring, and types of insulin are all described. Complications and emergencies, including hypoglycaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis, are also explained, along with their management.

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