Preconception care 'key' when a woman has pre-existing diabetes

Medication reviews and health screens need to be done prior to pregnancy, new guidance emphasises

Women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who are planning a pregnancy should not stop using contraception until stable glycaemia is achieved, new advice suggests.

And those taking certain insulin analogues or other newer glucose-lowering agents, such as gliflozins or incretin mimetics, should be prescribed safer alternative diabetes drugs during the antenatal period.

The recommendations are contained in updated guidelines from the Australian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) on the management of women with pre