Just 5% of women with type 1 diabetes receive preconception counseling

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Only about one in 20 women with type 1 diabetes received preconception counseling, according to data presented at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting.

Elizabeth Disney, MD, of the University of Utah Hospital and colleagues reviewed records of 541 women from a single clinic with ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes indicating a type 1 diabetes diagnosis.

In addition, 25% of pregnant women with type 1 diabetes received contraceptive counseling and 13% used long-acting reversible contraception. Disney and colleagues also found 11% of primary care physician visits documented long-acting reversible contraception use counseling vs. 27% of OB/GYNs, 26% of maternal-fetal medicine specialists and 10% of endocrinologists.

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