How is type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) usually diagnosed in pregnant women?

Updated: Apr 29, 2020
  • Author: Thomas R Moore, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Type 1 diabetes

  • The disease is typically diagnosed during an episode of hyperglycemia, ketosis, and dehydration

  • It is most commonly diagnosed in childhood or adolescence; the disease is rarely diagnosed during pregnancy

  • Patients diagnosed during pregnancy most often present with unexpected coma - Early pregnancy may provoke diet and glycemic control instability in patients with occult diabetes

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