Better monitoring needed for pregnant women with diabetes

Medical Xpress| Tue Nov 14 04:52:18 EST 2017
Half the babies born to women with diabetes are at risk of suffering complications due to fluctuations in their mothers' glucose levels, say researchers. The babies face an increased chance of congenital abnormalities, stillbirth and birth trauma because they can become very large in the womb. Medical experts say between five and eight per cent of women have diabetes during pregnancy and they need access to better ways of monitoring their blood sugar levels. The problems facing women with diabetes during pregnancy is the theme of a major conference taking place in Leeds to mark World Diabetes Day and organised in partnership with Diabetes UK. Diabetes is a chronic disease which results in gl..

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