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Diabetes and pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3226668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The possibility of a normal outcome of pregnancy for both mother and fetus exists in most instances of diabetes in pregnancy. A significant effort on the part of both the patient and the health care team is required to accomplish this goal. Preconceptional counseling is an essential component of planning the time of conception, establishing normal glucose control, and evaluating the patient as indicated for the presence of vascular complications of diabetes prior to conception. The maintenance of euglycemia and careful fetal surveillance is critical to ensure fetal welfare. The detection and management of previously unrecognized glucose intolerance are important components of the prenatal care of all patients.
G W Sheldon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1988 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-24     Completed Date:  1989-03-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Perinatal Medicine, St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring
Congenital Abnormalities / etiology
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy in Diabetics* / diagnosis,  therapy
Risk Factors

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