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Screening for diabetic women?

20th June 2006

Diabetic women should be screened for heart defects to reduce the level of risk to their babies, according to a report in the British Medical Journal.

The report also says they should take higher than usual doses of folic acid. Researchers have found the risk of death and major birth defects were still high in babies born to women with diabetes, despite an international strategy to raise standards of diabetes care.

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Article Information

Title: Screening for diabetic women?
Author: Luke Sturgess-Durden
Article Id: 397
Date Added: 20th Jun 2006

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British Medical Journal

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