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Changing clinical practice can improve clinical outcomes for women with pre-gestational diabetes mellitus.
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PMID:  22838099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Prospective evaluation of pregnancy outcomes in women with pre-gestational diabetes over 6 years. The ATLANTIC Diabetes in Pregnancy group represents 5 antenatal centres along the Irish Atlantic seaboard, providing care for women with diabetes throughout pregnancy. In 2007 the group published a report that recognised that women were poorly prepared for pregnancy and that outcomes were sub-optimal. A change in practice occurred, offering women specialist-led, evidence-based care, both pre-pregnancy and combined antenatal/diabetes clinics during pregnancy. We now compare outcomes from 2005-2007 with 2008-2010. There was an increase in the numbers attending pre-conception care. Glycemic control before and throughout pregnancy improved. There was an overall increase in live births and decrease in perinata mortality rate. There was a decrease in large-for-gestational-age babies in mothers with Type 1 Diabetes. Elective Caesarean section rates increased while emergency section rates decreased. More women had Type 2 diabetes over time and these women were more likely to be obese. Changing the process of clinical care delivery can improve outcomes in for women with pre-gestational diabetes.
L A Owens; G Avalos; B Kirwan; L Carmody; F P Dunne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish medical journal     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0332-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir Med J     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430275     Medline TA:  Ir Med J     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Medicine National University of Ireland, Galway.
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