Diabetes Self-Management Education at Carnegie Hill

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Managing diabetes can be complicated, even confusing, especially when you’re diagnosed when pregnant. Working with a certified diabetes educator is the best way to get the support that you need. Christina McGeough, a certified diabetes educator at Carnegie Hill, and Dr. Ann Albright, director of the CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation spoke with Joan Lunden


Pregestational Diabetes during Pregnancy

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Women with pregestational diabetes are at an increased risk for congenital malformations and pregnancy complications more than women without this condition. The most common malformations seen include cardiac defects, spinal bifida, and cleft lip and/or palate. Women with pregestational diabetes are also at risk for other complications, including miscarriage, fetal growth, preeclampsia, stillbirth, cesarean delivery,