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As someone who struggled to get pregnant with our first child and had to take fertility drugs, I was interested in this study that talks about fertility treatments and women with diabetes. Read Jessica Apple’s A Sweet Life interview with lead author Dr. Shlomit Riskin-Mashiah, M.D

“A study conducted in Haifa, Israel and published in Diabetes Care, determined that medical care for women with diabetes who undergo fertility treatments is suboptimal.  The study, believed to be the first of its kind, found that although women with diabetes undergoing fertility treatments received more care overall than women with spontaneous pregnancies, prior to conception, less than one-quarter of these patients prepared themselves for pregnancy by taking folic acid regularly (a standard in preconception care).  Moreover, only one-third achieved good glycemic control prior to fertility treatment.”