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Why do poor outcomes persist in diabetic pregnancy?

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 03 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:304
  1. Tim Cundy, professor of medicine (
  1. Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand

    EDITOR—Macintosh et al report the continued poor outcome of diabetic pregnancy in the United Kingdom, noting high rates of perinatal mortality and congenital malformation in the babies of women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.1 We reported some years ago that in our population, perinatal mortality in babies of women with type 2 diabetes was higher than in babies of women with type 1 diabetes. …

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