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Diabetes management during labour 

Diabetes management during labour
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Diabetes management during labour
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Rosemary Temple

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199593033.003.0041
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date: 22 August 2019

Preparation of women for birth should include education about the increased metabolic stresses of labour and how blood glucose will be controlled during labour and birth

Maternal hyperglycaemia during labour increases the risk of neonatal hypoglycaemia

High levels of stress hormones released during labour increase risk of maternal hyperglycaemia

Insulin requirements fall immediately following birth of the baby.

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