Preconception Care in Women with Diabetes: What Do Pharmacists Need to Know?
Women with diabetes who become pregnant are at risk of higher rates of complications than the general population. Preconception care involves recognizing and addressing biomedical and behavioral issues that may pose a risk to the health of a woman or fetus. These interventions should ideally occur prior to conception and can significantly reduce the risk of complications almost to the level as for women without diabetes. Unfortunately less than 50% of women receive such care and vulnerable populations are at the highest risk. In this module, we explore the ways pharmacists can identify women of childbearing potential and educate them on preconception care.
Developed: January 2017