Postpartum Care of Women Affected by Diabetes: A Review of Current Trends

Susan Shelton
2015 People Living with And Inspired by Diabetes  
Review ABSTRACT Increased surveillance and heightened glucose control of pregnant women with diabetes in the United States has led to improved pregnancy outcomes. This heightened level of care often diminishes during the postpartum period and women may be left lacking knowledge and support for self-care following childbirth. The purpose of this article is to highlight topics from the literature that both patients and providers recognize as requiring further attention during the postpartum
more » ... he postpartum period for women with diabetes. Suggestions for addressing gaps in care are presented along with resources to improve patients' access to information and support.
doi:10.17125/plaid.2015.54 fatcat:uealpfcnk5as7dhrldgkyoqu7y