By Kathleen Blanchard RN for EmaxHealth.com
Researchers say use of an artificial pancreas device could treat type 1 diabetes during pregnancy.
Diabetes poses problems for pregnant women from difficult to control blood sugar levels. Infants are more likely to be stillborn, have congenital birth defects and high birth weight. The device was shown in a study to keep blood sugar levels normal in women studied with type 1 diabetes.
Early new research shows the artificial pancreas could help control blood sugar levels during pregnancy that in turn would ensure healthier infants and reduce pregnancy risks for women living with the disease.