The not so sweet side of pregnancy

NEONATAL and maternal outcomes for women with pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy are significantly worse when compared with women who develop gestational diabetes (GDM) during pregnancy. 1

Coupled with the fact that up to 50% of type 2 diabetes cases are undiagnosed and rising maternal age, an increasing number of women will start their pregnancy with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.

Yet many of these cases won’t be identified until 24—28 weeks into the pregnancy when an OGTT is performed.

A recent New Zealand study showed