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Diabetes in pregnancy: clinical review

Diabetes in pregnancy: clinical review


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


November 20, 2013


March 24, 2016

Programme Description

This article by Dr Polly Weston provides an overview of diabetes in pregnancy and advice regarding clinical management, taking into account the updated NICE guidance on this area published in February 2015. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include differing risks for patients with existing diabetes and gestational diabetes, and preconception counselling for diabetic women considering pregnancy.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article GPs should be better able to:
  • Understand the risks associated with diabetes in pregnancy
  • Explain how the risks differ between patients with existing diabetes and gestational diabetes
  • Offer preconception counselling to diabetic women considering pregnancy
  • Manage diabetes in pregnant and newly delivered women
  • Readers' comments

    `A compact and essential presentation of key issues of pregnancy in diabetes. It is well presented and a robust guidance.'

    `Good concise module.’



    Activity author
    Dr Polly Weston
    Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist
    Western Australia

    Reviewed and updated by:
    Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman
    Trainee in obstetrics and gynaecology
    Northern Ireland Deanery

    Test author
    Dr Sarah Gray
    General Practitioner


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
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