Do HbA1c levels and the self-monitoring of blood glucose levels adequately reflect glycaemic control during pregnancy in women with type 1 diabetes mellitus?

@article{Kerssen2005DoHL,
  title={Do HbA1c levels and the self-monitoring of blood glucose levels adequately reflect glycaemic control during pregnancy in women with type 1 diabetes mellitus?},
  author={Anneloes Kerssen and Harold W. de Valk and Gerard Hille Adriaan Visser},
  journal={Diabetologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={49},
  pages={25-28}
}
Pregnancies of women with type 1 diabetes mellitus are associated with maternal and perinatal complications. These complication rates remain elevated despite achievement of the treatment goals described in the widely used guidelines of the American Diabetes Association (i.e. HbA1c level ≤7.0%). Against this background, we sought to answer two questions: (1) are HbA1c levels within 1% above normal appropriate in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes or should treatment be aimed at normal HbA1c… CONTINUE READING
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