EVEN BEFORE the conclusion of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial in 1993,1 data were available supporting the importance of optimal glycemic control during pregnancy in women with diabetes. The factors that influence women to seek preconception care and counseling and then to actually achieve optimal glycemic control prior to conception have become important to us as clinicians.
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