This paper produced by a team from the University of Alberta and published in the British Medical Journal discusses the criteria for diagnosis of diabetes in pregnancy and the risks associated with overdiagnosis.
This publication introduces the role of the National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit which aims to deliver improvements in clinical care and outcomes for women with diabetes and their infants. Key risks and patient safety issues in pregnancy are addressed.
This report utilising the data from the IDF Diabetes Atlas presents the first estimates of the prevalence of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy. It shows that the global prevalence of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy in women (20–49 years) is 16.9%, or 21.4 million live births in 2013. An estimated 16.0% of those cases may be due to total diabetes in pregnancy.
This article published in the Diabetes and Primary Care Journal provides an update on a new model, named “Super Six”, which bridges the divide between primary care clinicians and specialists, enabling primary care teams to function within an extended clinical professional domain in their community setting.
Diabetes in pregnancy: management of diabetes and its complications from pre-conception to the postnatal period
This guidance from NICE covers the care and treatment of pregnant women with diabetes in the NHS in England and Wales. It also covers the care of their newborn babies.
This case study describes Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's project to improve pre-pregnancy care (PPC) in patients with diabetes.