Diabetic women who neglect themselves have sicker babies

People with diabetes and gestational diabetes don’t always stick to their complex, inconvenient and time-consuming care regimes as well as they should. In this study Jeffrey Daniel Sperling, from the University of California in San Francisco, led a team of researchers looking into the links between how well women with diabetes looked after themselves during their pregnancy and health problems in their babies. 942 women took part in the study which found that women who had diabetes or gestational diabetes and low treatment adherence were more likely to have babies who ended up in an intensive care unit or to have a stillbirth. The women with low adherence were worse at monitoring their blood sugar and had to go into hospital more often than the women who persisted with their treatment.

You can read the abstract of this article here.

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About John Gale

I work as a medical librarian in the Joint Education and Training (JET) library at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. I keep clinicians up to date with the latest research, help them to find the best information about treatment and train them to find - and assess - high-quality information for themselves. I also help doctors and nurses find and write high-quality information for patients.
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