Affiliations: [a] Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pisa University Hospital, Pisa, Italy | [b] Diabetology, Dietology and Clinical Nutrition Unit, St. Maria Hospital, Terni, Italy | [c] Department of Medicine and Surgery, Chair of Metabolic Diseases, University of Padua, Padua, Italy | [d] Diabetology, Dietology, and Metabolic Diseases Unit, Sandro Pertini Hospital, Rome, Italy | [e] Diabetology and Endocrinology Unit, Bianchi Melacrino Morelli Hospital, Reggio Calabria, Italy | [f] Diabetology, Metabolic Diseases and Clinical Nutrition Unit, S. Sebastiano Hospital, Caserta, Italy | [g] Diabetology and Dietology Unit, NHS Territorial Office No. 7, Catanzaro, Italy; Via Leoncavallo 55, 88068 Soverato (CZ), Italy. e-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: As a further elaboration of our systematic definition of nutritional therapy in diabetic patients, this booklet looks at the delicate but very important question of the diabetic woman's diet during pregnancy. The recommendations were drafted by diabetologists and nutritionists who have specifically studied the problems of nutrition in pregnancy, and are backed by the Italian Association for Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition (ADI), the Association of Medical Diabetologists (AMD), and the Italian Society for Diabetology (SID). The synergism of this joint effort has produced a document that we sincerely hope will help all members of teams who tackle this vital issue in diabetes in their daily work.