Prevention and diagnosis of congenital anomalies in diabetic pregnancies

Clin Perinatol. 1993 Sep;20(3):533-47.


The high rate of major congenital malformations among infants of diabetic women represents the largest and most refractory problem in the perinatal care of these women. The prenatal diagnosis of these malformations will always be easier than their prevention. They are clearly not, however, entirely "beyond our therapeutic control."

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Spontaneous / etiology
  • Congenital Abnormalities / diagnosis*
  • Congenital Abnormalities / embryology
  • Congenital Abnormalities / prevention & control*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Trimester, First / metabolism
  • Pregnancy in Diabetics* / metabolism
  • Prenatal Diagnosis