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The challenges and controversies of pregnancy and diabetes 

The challenges and controversies of pregnancy and diabetes
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The challenges and controversies of pregnancy and diabetes
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Parag Thaware

, and Matthew Cauldwell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199654994.003.0012
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date: 17 August 2019

The care of pregnant women with diabetes can be challenging for both patient and clinician. Via a case of pregnancy in a woman with pre-existing type 2 diabetes mellitus, this case highlights the key areas in the management of such pregnancies, particularly the importance of pre-conceptual counselling, screening for pregnancy and diabetes-related complications, and optimal glycaemic control. This is illustrated by key findings from the Hyperglycaemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome [HAPO] Study and the Australian Carbohydrate Intolerance Study in Pregnant Women (ACHOIS) trial.

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