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International Primary Care Association

Clinical Focus Volume 6 N1

Diabetes and Pregnancy


Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common, primarily due to increasing levels of obesity in our society. It is also being diagnosed more frequently in young people, so it is now much more often seen in women of reproductive age. Given that people with Type 2 diabetes are now typically managed in primary care, it is important for primary care teams to understand the issues around pre-existing diabetes and pregnancy. For similar reasons, gestational diabetes is also much more common than it used to be and there are now internationally agreed criteria for diagnosis and a greater consensus in the principles of management.

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  • Authors: Leanne Duthie, Berit Inkster & Mark W J Strachan
  • Keywords: Diabetes, Pregnance, Gestational diabetes.
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