|Female Diabetic Patients in Reproductive-Risk Consultations
2012.05.28 - 10:26:29 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Translated by: JC Caballero
´The female diabetic patients, who are in fertile age, should attend to the specialized medical consultation when they want to plan a pregnancy.’ Doctor Jacinto Lang Prieto, who is member of the Cuban program for comprehensive Attention to the expectant mother suffering from diabetes, said.
There is a service of this kind in each province of the nation that is dedicated to the aforementioned patients who should plan the right moment for the conception, thus avoiding the high-level of congenital malformations in fetus.
Since its creation in the year 2003, the abovementioned program has demonstrated that the majority of the diabetic women with a proper metabolic control have achieved a healthy offspring, but the risk of perinatal death and congenital malformations is higher in those groups of people who attend to the consultation in advance state of pregnancy.
´The program should be initiated before achieving their offspring so that to make a constant metabolic control. Besides, the patients are given a blood glucose monitoring meter with its test strips.´ the doctor pointed out.
The abovementioned consultations can be found in provincial hospitals where there is a diabetic and pregnancy medical service that also includes the reproductive-risk consultation in the case of diabetes. By Laura E. Pérez Ceruto