The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future.
Pregnant women require improved access to screening, care and education to achieve positive health outcomes for mother and child.
1 in 7 births is affected by gestational diabetes.
IDF estimates that 20.9 million or 16.2% of live births to women in 2015 had some form of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy. Approximately half of women with a history of GDM go on to develop type 2 diabetes within five to ten years after delivery.
Half of all cases of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy occur in women under the age of 30.
The vast majority of cases of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy were in low- and middle-income countries, where access to maternal care is often limited.
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