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Articles  |   February 2001
Diabetes in pregnancy
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Endocrinology / Obstetrics and Gynecology / Diabetes
Articles   |   February 2001
Diabetes in pregnancy
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2001, Vol. 101, 10S-13S. doi:
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2001, Vol. 101, 10S-13S. doi:
Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common medical complications of pregnancy. Two percent to 5% of pregnancies are complicated by diabetes, of which 90% are classified as gestational diabetes mellitus. Prevention of the fetal and maternal complications of diabetes presents unique challenges to all providers of healthcare to reproductive-aged diabetic women. The management of diabetes before, during, and after pregnancy can serve as a model of preventive healthcare. Preconception counseling and metabolic control before pregnancy reduce the rate of congenital malformations and the burden of suffering in offspring.