NEWDIABETES SCREEN­ING

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Coun­ties Manukau Dis­trict Health Board, sup­ported by the Freema­sons Foun­da­tion and Mid­dle­more Clin­i­cal Tri­als, has cre­ated the Di­a­betes in Preg­nancy Reg­istry, which aims to im­prove di­a­betes screen­ing in women af­ter preg­nancy. About 1500 women at­tend­ing a Di­a­betes in Preg­nancy clinic to the year 2020 will be in­vited to par­tic­i­pate. Post-ges­ta­tional di­a­betes women have a life­time risk of de­vel­op­ing type 2 di­a­betes ex­ceed­ing 70 per cent. The reg­istry of­fers a sig­nif­i­cant ad­vance in the screen­ing of women at risk of di­a­betes, and will help the health sys­tem sup­port bet­ter out­comes for fe­males in the area by pro­vid­ing a sys­tem­atic ap­proach to re­peat screen­ing fol­low­ing de­liv­ery. GPs will re­ceive no­ti­fi­ca­tion to of­fer di­a­betes screen­ing three months af­ter de­liv­ery.

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