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Research shows association between diabetes, pregnancy complications

Pregnant women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes were at an increased risk for complications, including emergency Cesarean sections, preterm births and stillbirths, compared with those without diabetes, according to a study in Diabetologia. UK researchers conducted an analysis of almost 814,000 births in Scotland over 15 years and also found that deliveries were an average of 2.6 and 2.0 weeks earlier for type 1 and type 2 diabetes, respectively, compared to women without diabetes.

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