Integrating educational and technological interventions to improve pregnancy outcomes in women with diabetes

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A gap currently exists between our expectations of tight blood glucose control and the reality of safely achieving it before and during pregnancy. Technological and pharmaceutical advances will not in isolation prevent poor pregnancy outcomes without recognising the social, cultural and behavioural context of the women living with diabetes. Neither will behavioural and/or educational programmes completely overcome the fundamentally disordered metabolic pathways and physiological challenges of pregnancy. Improved integration of the technological, behavioural and educational aspects of diabetes care will pave the way for truly personalized, interdisciplinary diabetes management and ultimately improved pregnancy outcomes for women with diabetes and their infants. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-104
Number of pages8
JournalDiabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Issue number2
Early online date5 Nov 2009
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010


  • diabetes
  • pregnancy
  • education
  • technology

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