Diabetes affects over 5% of all women giving birth in the UK. Compared to the population of women without diabetes, it increases the risk of complications during pregnancy and birth for the mother and her baby, and can also affect them in the long-term. More research is needed to help provide the best health care for women, with or at risk of diabetes, who are planning pregnancy or are pregnant.
Our aim is to produce a top ten list of research questions that women, their support networks (families, partners, friends), and healthcare professionals agree are the most important for research to address in diabetes and pregnancy.
The top ten list will be shared with the public, research funders, national policy makers and clinical studies groups to inform their priorities and strategies for funding research. Thereby, this project will enable funders to support research for which there is great need and that is aligned with the priorities of those impacted by it.