In Sweden around 400 women with type 1 diabetes mellitus give birth every year. Having type 1 diabetes is connected with increased risk in relation to pregnancy and childbirth. The main adverse consequences are preeclampsia, operational deliveries, perinatal mortality, congenital malformations, foetal macrosomia and neonatal complications.
Health professionals in antenatal care have a special responsibility to give care that not only optimizes the biological possibility for a healthy child to be born but also supports the woman with type 1 DM to master the situation and, thus, promote her health, well-being, and motherhood.
MODIAB, MOtherhood and DIABetes, is a research program with a person-centered focus aiming at contribute to an improvement of the health and wellbeing of women and mothers with diabetes as well as the wellbeing of their whole family, in relation to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. MODIAB comprises three research areas: