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About this information

NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.

This information explains the advice about diabetes in pregnancy that is set out in NICE guideline NG3.

This is an update of advice on diabetes in pregnancy that NICE produced in 2008.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if:

  • you have diabetes and are planning to get pregnant or are pregnant

  • you develop diabetes while you are pregnant (called gestational diabetes).

You should be offered the care described in this guideline whatever your age.

NICE has produced separate guidance about care for women during pregnancy and during and after birth – see other NICE guidance for details.

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