Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Pregnancy

Anne L. Peters, MD; Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


June 28, 2023

The prevalence of both type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes (GDM) is increasing dramatically in conjunction with the worldwide obesity epidemic. Hyperglycemia because of pregnancy-induced and preexisting insulin resistance is associated with significantly greater maternal and fetal risks. In addition, diabetes in pregnancy may increase the risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes in offspring later in life. To reduce the risk for complications, patients with type 2 diabetes require intensive monitoring and close titration of treatment beginning early in pregnancy.

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