DIABETES IN PREGNANCY: PREPREGNANCY CARE FOR TYPE 1 AND TYPE 2 DIABETES
Preconception counseling is the education of, and the discussion with, women of reproductive age about pregnancy and contraception. It is essential component of every consultation in primary and/or specialist care. Preconception counseling is complex and not something that can be given in 2 minutes, on just one occasion, at the end of a routine diabetes consultation. It is responsibility of all healthcare professionals delivering diabetes care to deliver preconception counseling. It is preferable for pregnancy care to be delivered by the multidisciplinary team who will care the women during her pregnancy, so that relationship between the patient and members of the team can be developed before the pregnancy begins. The use of a pre-pregnancy protocol may be useful for documentation of all the different aspects of pregnancy care. Here is a proposal for a such protocol possible to be applied currently in our country.