High blood sugar levels and BMI linked to stillbirth in mothers with diabetes



High maternal blood sugar levels and BMI are risk factors for stillbirth in mothers with diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes), with babies at the lowest and highest weights being most at risk. Mothers with pre-pregnancy diabetes are at a four to five times increased risk of stillbirth—with no improvement seen over recent years, in contrast with decreasing stillbirth rates seen in the general obstetric population.



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