This quality standard covers managing diabetes and its complications in women who are planning pregnancy or are already pregnant. It includes care for women with pre-existing diabetes before and during pregnancy, and diagnosis and management of gestational diabetes. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover routine care during pregnancy, which is included in NICE’s quality standard for antenatal care. NICE has also published quality standards for diabetes in adults and diabetes in children and young people.

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How we develop NICE quality standards