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Postpartum management of women with diabetes 

Postpartum management of women with diabetes
Postpartum management of women with diabetes

Rosemary Temple

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date: 24 October 2020

Insulin resistance drops immediately following delivery. There must be a clear management plan for glycaemic control following the birth

Women should be supported to breastfeed

Women with gestational diabetes are at high risk of developing diabetes or glucose intolerance in later life. They should have a glucose assessment six weeks following delivery and then annually

Women with gestational diabetes should be educated about diet and lifestyle to reduce the risk of developing diabetes

Education and advice about effective contraception should be given to all women with diabetes.

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