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Help prioritise diabetes and pregnancy research

Women, their families, and healthcare professionals are invited to help prioritise research that will benefit women and families affected by diabetes and pregnancy.

Diabetes affects around 38,000 women giving birth in the UK (5%) and rates are increasing. Although most women have healthy babies, diabetes can increase the risk of complications such as pre-term birth, and long-term risks such as cardiovascular disease in mothers and babies.

However, many women report a lack of information relating to diabetes and pregnancy, and many questions remain unanswered by research. A new project, led by the University of Oxford, will identify the areas of research that are most important to the people concerned by diabetes before, during and after pregnancy. 

Read more (Nuffield Department of Population Health website)