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Peer support, continuity and coordinated care between health professionals are valued by women with type 1 diabetes in pregnancy
  1. Sonia Butalia,
  2. Lois Donovan
  1. Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sonia Butalia, Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada; sbutalia{at}ucalgary.ca

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Commentary on: Toledo-Chavarri A, Delgado J, Rodriguez-Martin B. Perspectives of women living with type one diabetes regarding preconception and antenatal care: A qualitative evidence synthesis. Health Expectations. 2023;27:e13876.

Implications for practice and research

  • Enhanced peer support and coordinated care between health professionals are needed to address concerns of women with type 1 diabetes in pregnancy.

  • The experiences and perceptions of diverse groups of women with type 1 diabetes need further exploration in order to ensure equitable care.

Context

While guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for women with type 1 diabetes in pregnancy, women’s perceptions of these recommendations are not well-known. Toledo-Chavarri and colleagues explore these perceptions and found that continuity of care, coordination between health professionals and services, and a more holistic approach are key aspects that are needed for more acceptable, feasible and equitable peripartum care.1

Methods

Toledo-Chavarri and colleagues conducted a …

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Footnotes

  • Twitter @Sonia_ButaliaMD

  • Competing interests SB has no competing interests to declare. LD reports in-kind donations, loan and reduced cost for study supplies for investigator-initiated trials from Medtronic, Dexcom, Tandem Diabetes Care and Inter-analytics.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.