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Diabetes management during labour

Rosemary Temple

in Diabetes in Pregnancy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199593033
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191730771 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199593033.003.0041

Series: Oxford Diabetes Library

Diabetes management during labour

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• Preparation of women for birth should include education about the increased metabolic stresses of labour and how blood glucose will be controlled during labour and birth • Maternal hyperglycaemia during labour increases the risk of neonatal hypoglycaemia • High levels of stress hormones released during labour increase risk of maternal hyperglycaemia • Insulin requirements fall immediately following birth of the baby.

Chapter.  1285 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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