Risk of stillbirth: Diabetic women are most at risk

Diabetic women, particularly those with uncontrolled diabetes, are indeed at a higher risk of stillbirth compared to women without diabetes. The risk of stillbirth is influenced by various factors such as blood glucose control, blood pressure, and presence of other complications like preeclampsia. Women with pre-existing diabetes (type 1 or type 2) and gestational diabetes are both at increased risk.

It’s crucial for diabetic women to closely monitor and manage their blood sugar levels before and during pregnancy to minimize the risk of complications including stillbirth. This often involves regular prenatal check-ups, dietary management, medication if necessary, and sometimes insulin therapy under the guidance of healthcare professionals.

Despite the increased risk, many diabetic women go on to have successful pregnancies with proper management and monitoring. However, it’s essential for them to be aware of the potential risks and work closely with their healthcare team to ensure the best possible outcome for both themselves and their baby.

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