Women with Diabetes: Things you need to know (but maybe don*t!):

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Women with Diabetes: Things you
need to know (but maybe don’t!):
A preconception counselling resource to
raise awareness of the importance of
pre-pregnancy care among women with
diabetes
Dr Valerie Holmes,
Centre for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast
Preconception Counselling:
the link to Pre-pregnancy Care
• Pre-pregnancy care: specialised care specifically targeted to
women preparing for pregnancy with the principal aim of
optimising glycaemic control before conception
• Preconception counselling:
all women of child-bearing potential
– discussion about future pregnancy plans
– the importance of safe, effective contraception to avoid an
unplanned pregnancy
– an explanation of the risks associated with diabetes
– how risks can be reduced by pre-pregnancy care
– how to access pre-pregnancy care
Design &
Development
Service Evaluation
Evaluation &
Distribution
Evaluation of impact on pregnancy
planning & pregnancy outcomes
Evaluation & Distribution **
Design & Development
Focus Groups*
Multidisciplinary
Steering Group
* Spence et al. Diabetic Medicine, 2010
**Holmes et al. Diabetic Medicine 2012
9 months in a pregnancy
9 steps to prepare for pregnancy
Link
women and
HCPs to PPC
clinics
Website
for Women
Time to
maximise
impact
Every
contact
Every time
http:go.qub.ac.uk/womenwithdiabetes
Website for
HCPs (CPD)
‘The Cast’: Aruna, EJ, Emma, Gillian, Joanne, Lesley, Olivia and Sarah
The ‘DVD target group’ who informed DVD development: focus groups
Co-Investigators: Prof David McCance, Prof Fiona Alderdice, Prof Roy Harper
The ‘Professional Advisory Group’:
•
Prof R Harper
Project funded by:
•
Prof F Alderdice
•
Prof D.R. McCance
•
Dr M Davies
•
Dr J Manderson
Grant number 07/0003548
•
C Hughes
•
U McErlean
•
Dr K McGlade
•
Dr M McKinley
•
L Thomas
Research Fellows: Dr Michelle Spence, Dr Lesley Hamill Dr Aisling Gough
Research Midwives: Sarah Loughridge, Sonia McKenna
Statistician: Prof Chris Patterson
JMWH co-authors: Dr Noleen McCorry, Clare Hughes, Dr Dale Spence, Prof Roy Harper
Website conversion: David Robinson, Media Services, QUB
DVD Production: Trevor Hartin, Vacant Square, Digital Media Production Services, Belfast;
Bob Price, Motion Graphic Artist, Bangor, Co. Down

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