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Exercise in pregnancy Uncomplicated diabetes is not a contraindication

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 01 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:875
  1. M Brudenell
  1. Diabetic Pregnancy Unit, King's College Hospital, London SE5 9RS
  2. The London Hospital Medical College, London E1 2AD.

    EDITOR, - In her article on female athletes Roslyn Carbon lists diabetes mellitus among the contraindications to exercise in pregnancy.1 Although formal physical exercise is best avoided by pregnant women with complicated diabetes (proliferative retinopathy, nephropathy, and cardiovascular disease), …

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