Diabetes and pre-pregnancy program launch

On the 1st of February Western Sydney University in partnership with South Western Sydney Primary Health Network (SWSPHN) and South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) launched the Diabetes Contraception and Pre-pregnancy Program (DCAPP).

This program aims to raise awareness of risk of unplanned pregnancy and contraception methods in health care professionals (HCPs) and women of childbearing age with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, while providing easy access to best practice pre-pregnancy care for women who have decided to become pregnant. It is estimated that serious malformations can be prevented each year in South Western Sydney, improving the lives of the families concerned and saving $10m of lifetime costs.

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Visit the DCAPP webpage (opens in a new window)