The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing rapidly in all age-groups. In line with this, it is a general clinical observation that the number of pregnant woman with type 2 diabetes has become more frequent in recent years. Different studies have shown higher frequency of congenital malformations, preterm delivery and large-for-gestational-age infants.At Ullevål University Hospital, they also observed a higher frequency of ethnical minorities among pregnant woman with type 2 diabetes.In this article, we have looked at 19 journals from pregnant immigrant women. In two of these, we observed fetal death. In addition to this, I have read articles about the theme.
Our conclusion: Type 2 diabetes in pregnancy is a growing problem also in Norway! This is because women’s weight is increasing in fertile age, in addition to more immigrants from countries with high incidense of type 2 diabetes. Probably is it too little attention to this problem, both among the patients and among health-personal.Unsatisfactory results of some of these pregnancies. More information about the pregnancy and the need for control of the blood glucose before the pregnancy, is needed.It is important to take ethnic differences seriously!