Patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus may wish to become pregnant when reaching maturity. As different stages of the disease exists, the approach to preparing the patient for pregnancy and the treatment and follow-up during pregnancy and after delivery should be adjusted to the individual patient. A multidisciplinary team should treat the patient, and frequent clinical and laboratory examinations should be performed. Except for patients with moderate to severe renal impairment, pregnancy can be completed without deleterious effects on mother or fetus in the short and long term, if preparation of the patient has been performed carefully before conception.
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|Published - 1995