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Pre-conception and antenatal care in type 2 diabetes.

Abayomi, JC and Wood, L (2014) Pre-conception and antenatal care in type 2 diabetes. Independent Nurse.

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Abstract

The UK is experiencing a dramatic increase in prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Consequently there is a corresponding increase in T2DM in pregnancy, with 27% of pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes having T2DM. Although the risks to mother and baby are similar to type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), the approach and management often differ. Pregnant women with T2DM are more likely to be older, multiparous and live in deprived areas. Certain ethic groups are more prone to T2DM and there is a strong association with being overweight and obesity. Furthermore, some surveys have shown that women with T2DM often receive suboptimum care prior to conception and in early pregnancy, particularly in primary care. This paper presents an overview of the multidisciplinary management of T2DM in pregnancy and identifies areas where care may be improved for these women.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Independent Nurse, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://www.independentnurse.co.uk/clinical-article/pre-conception-and-antenatal-care-in-type-2-diabetes/64403/
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions: School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition
Publisher: MA Healthcare
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2016 07:46
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 13:02
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1672

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