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Audit on outcome of midwife-led gestational diabetes care

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Audit on outcome of midwife-led gestational diabetes care

This paper desribes an audit which was undertaken to compare the pregnancy outcomes of gestational diabetic women who received midwife-led care to those who received specific treatment from multidisciplinary teams and to determine the progress of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A retrospective audit was used on a cohort of 291 gestational diabetic women at an east London maternity unit. Outcome measures were ethnicity; attendance at the clinics; mode of deliveries; premature birth requiring admission to neonatal unit; macrosomia and diagnosis of T2DM 6 weeks post delivery.

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