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Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2005 Dec;45(6):479-83.

Type 2 diabetes in pregnancy: a wolf in sheep's clothing.

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Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology Research, Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


Type 2 diabetes is now the most common form of pregestational diabetes. Recent data suggest that pregnancies complicated by type 2 diabetes are associated with unacceptably high fetal mortality and morbidity, at an incidence comparable to pregnancies complicated by type 1 diabetes. This review examines the literature on type 2 diabetes in pregnancy, including its incidence and potential complications. There is a need to highlight the dangers of type 2 diabetes in pregnancy to both patients and medical practitioners. Peri-conception care needs to improve to achieve better pregnancy outcomes.

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