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Minimizing Risk of Malformations in Infant Born to Diabetic Mother

Purpose:

To minimize the risk of malformations in an infant born to a woman with diabetes.

Specialty:

Pedatrics
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

risk factors, prevention

ICD-10:

E10-E14, O24

Description:

An infant born to a mother with diabetes is at an increased risk for malformations. This risk can be reduced by attention to a number of factors. It is important to start preventive measures as soon as possible for a woman contemplating a pregnancy in order to minimize harm to the fetus.

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