Australian-first program protecting women with diabetes and their babies

Professor David Simmons, THRI member and head of the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Translational Research Unit (DOMTRU), launched an Australian-first program aimed at reducing malformations in babies born to mothers with diabetes across South-western Sydney, with the start of a district wide information programme and opening of specialised clinics.

The Diabetes Contraception and Pre-pregnancy Program (DCAPP) is a collaboration between Western Sydney University, South Western Sydney Local Health District and South Western Sydney PHN aimed at ensuring women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are aware of the risks surrounding pregnancy, and provides them with multi-disciplinary support and care to help them minimise these risks.

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