Question of the Week | Pregnancy Surprise with Type 1 Diabetes

AR has type 1 diabetes and is in shock because they just discovered they are 6 weeks pregnant.  AR uses a CGM and insulin pump to manage their diabetes and their most recent A1C is 8.3%.  Which of the following is a potential complication associated with hyperglycemia during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy?

  1. Macrosomia and post-natal jaundice
  2. Intrauterine hypoglycemia
  3. Neonatal respiratory distress
  4. Diabetic embryopathy

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  1. Three issues that affect pregnancy with diabetes
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  3. Diagnostic criteria and management goals for gestational diabetes
  4. Potential short term and long term complications of fetal exposure to hypoglycemia
  5. Prevention measures to keep parent and baby healthy

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