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Evidence to Improve Care

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Care in All Settings

This quality standard addresses care for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who become pregnant and pregnant people diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus. It includes preconception care, management of diabetes during pregnancy, and postpartum diabetes screening for people with gestational diabetes mellitus. It does not include guidance on prevention of gestational diabetes or postpartum care for infants born to people with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes.

This quality standard applies to all settings, including inpatient hospital care, correctional facilities, primary care, community care, specialist care, home care, hospital outpatient clinics, and long-term care.

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The two guides below are in draft form. Please check back here in a few months for the finalized guides and for a variety of other resources related to this standard.

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Quality Standard

Know what quality care looks like, based on evidence and expert consensus


The clinical guide cover

Patient Conversation Guide

If you have diabetes while pregnant, know what to ask for in your care


Patient reference guide cover

Health Quality Ontario thanks the following individuals for their generous, voluntary contributions of time and expertise to help create this quality standard:

Janine Malcolm (co-chair)
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa Endocrinologist and Quality Lead, The Ottawa Hospital

Geetha Mukerji (co-chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Endocrinologist, Women’s College Hospital

Nicole Bowen
Registered Dietitian, Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig Health Access Centre

Elaine Clark
Registered Dietitian, St. Joseph’s Health Centre

Christine Dallaire
Obstetrician/gynecologist, Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Christine Gardhouse
Lived Experience Advisor

Kaela Hilderley
Lived Experience Advisor

Erin Keely
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Endocrinologist, The Ottawa Hospital

Alanna Mack
Registered Nurse, MICs Group of Health Services

Cynthia Maxwell
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, Division Head, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Anna Meuser
Midwife, East Mississauga Midwives

Daisy Moores
Family Physician, The Ottawa Hospital

Ann Petgrave
Clinical Pharmacist, William Osler Health System

Fiona Thompson-Hutchinson
Nurse Practitioner, North York General

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