Women’s Health and Diabetes

Online tool to improve pre-pregnancy care for women with diabetes

An online tool for anyone planning a pregnancy has now been updated to include specific information and advice for women with diabetes, to ensure the best possible chance of a healthy pregnancy.

Women with Type 1 and 2 diabetes have an increased risk of adverse outcomes associated with poor pregnancy preparation, when compared to women who do not have diabetes. Working with clinicians across the region, the East of England Diabetes Clinical Network has supported Tommy’s, the pregnancy charity, to update its ‘Planning for Pregnancy’ digital tool to give women with diabetes more information and advice. This includes specific advice about the risks associated with an unplanned pregnancy for women with diabetes and what steps women can take before getting pregnant.

The updated Planning for Pregnancy tool is available on Tommy’s website at the link below, or simply by typing ‘planning for pregnancy’ into your web browser: