Health Literacy/Numeracy and Patient Education in Pregnancy-Related Diabetes

Project: Research project

Project Details


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes and as many as 1 in 3 adults are projected to have the disease by 2050.1,2 While diabetes has historically affected older individuals, its incidence is increasing rapidly among young adults, many of whom are women of reproductive age.3-5 Indeed, over 8 million women in the United States have pregestational diabetes affecting 1% of all pregnancies. This is problematic, as women with poorly controlled pregestational diabetes mellitus are at increased risk for a number of adverse reproductive outcomes to include macrosomia, birth injury, stillbirth, and perinatal morbidity and mortality.6-11 Mitigating these risks and improving reproductive outcomes in women with diabetes requires that physicians and patients work together to implement a program of diet, exercise, and insulin therapy.
Effective start/end date2/1/152/1/20


  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc. (Agmt- 9/23/15)


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