Pregnancy outcome of diabetic women 15 years after the St. Vincent declaration: Success or failure?

M. Hod*

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Pregnancy in women with type 1 diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of congenital malformations, perinatal mortality, obstetric complications, and neonatal morbidity. These adverse outcomes are at least partly related to periconceptional care, especially the level of glycemic control. Adequate preconceptional care reduces the frequency of congenital malformations and improves pregnancy outcomes. Motivating diabetic women to plan their pregnancies, optimize glycemic control and, start folic acid supplementation before conception is thus an established goal. The goal of the St. Vincent Declaration, established almost 15 years ago, was to improve the pregnancy outcomes of diabetic women to the level of those in the nondiabetic population within 5 years. With the above-mentioned strategy, it is hoped that this goal can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number97.524
Pages (from-to)571-574
Number of pages4
JournalEndocrinologia y Nutricion
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 2005


FundersFunder number
Comunidad Europea, la Fundación SALUD
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols y
La Cai-xa y la Association for Cancer Research
Fundación Ramón Areces
Comunidad de Madrid
National Intelligence Service
Comisión Sectorial de Investigación Científica
Fundación Salud 2000
Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnología


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