This guideline updates and replaces NICE guideline CG63 (published March 2008). It offers evidence-based advice on managing diabetes and its complications in women who are planning pregnancy and those who are already pregnant. The guideline focuses on areas where additional or different care should be offered to women with diabetes and their newborn babies.

New recommendations have been added in a number of areas, including diagnosing and treating gestational diabetes, using newer technologies for monitoring blood glucose and blood ketones, blood glucose targets before and during pregnancy, and the timing and best test for diagnosing continuing glucose intolerance in women after the birth.

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