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.