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Diabetes and Pregnancy Part 1: Gestational Diabetes

In the first part of a new two-part series, Dr Paru King looks at gestational diabetes and how GPs can best support this condition during pregnancy.

This is the first of two articles about diabetes and pregnancy, and focuses on gestational as opposed to pre-existing diabetes. The case below sets the scene and poses a number of questions that the article will consider. The effects of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy were first described by Bennewitz[1] who documented a case of a stillborn macrosomic infant in a 22-year-old woman in Berlin. She had symptoms of hyperglycaemia, but these disappeared after the delivery. In 1882, Duncan[2,3] described the outcomes of 22 pregnancies in 16 women. Amongst his conclusions was that hyperglycaemia could resolve after delivery. Incidences There are 700,000


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