• Care for pregnant diabetics in Cuba: achievements and challenges Perspective

    Cruz, Jeddú; Márquez, Antonio; Lang, Jacinto; Valdés, Lemay

    Abstract in English:

    Establishment, progressive development, expansion and organization of Cuba's National Comprehensive Diabetes and Pregnancy Program is described, including changes in related health services since 1959. Currently implemented throughout the country, the Program is supervised by a working group and addresses diabetic women's reproductive health and care during pregnancy. The importance of preconception care for diabetic women is emphasized, as well as the need to increase Program uptake nationally, including screening for gestational diabetes in primary care.
Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba Oakland - California - United States
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