Pregnancy Populations And settings

Review finds weak evidence favouring moderate blood sugar targets in diabetic women during pregnancy

Review finds weak evidence favouring moderate blood sugar targets in diabetic women during pregnancy

Women with diabetes are known to have a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including birth defects and pre-eclampsia, compared with non-diabetic women. NICE recommends that pregnant diabetic women aim for a fasting blood glucose between 3.5 and 5.9 mmol/litre and 1-hour postprandial blood glucose below 7.8 mmol/litre. However, this guidance was issued in 2008 and is …

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gestational diabetes

Exercise prevents gestational diabetes

What can be done with gestational diabetes? For the treatment of joints, our readers successfully . Seeing the popularity of this tool, we decided to offer it to your attention. About 5% of pregnant women face gestational diabetes mellitus, the development of which is associated with metabolic disorders under the influence of hormones. Diet for …

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Pre-pregnancy care for diabetic women

Pre-pregnancy care for diabetic women substantially reduces the risk of foetal malformations or death

Maternal diabetes can be a cause of congenital malformations and death in infants.  Diabetic mothers planning pregnancy need to be able to minimise these risks through good information, advice and care.  What forms of care are most effective? This systematic review set out to examine the evidence on giving specific pre-pregnancy care (PPC) in preventing …

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vitamin D intake in early life may be associated with a reduced risk of type 1 diabetes

Systematic review finds that vitamin D intake in early life may be associated with a reduced risk of type 1 diabetes

Vitamin D is suspected of having a role in the development of type 1 diabetes.  Previous studies have been small-scale and inconclusive. Now we have a systematic review of the observational evidence about the relationship between consumption of Vitamin D in early life (or during pregnancy) and the risk of developing type 1 diabetes later …

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