National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit Report 2020

Reports | Published: 14 Oct 2021

The National Pregnancy in Diabetes (NPID) Audit, which measures the quality of antenatal care and pregnancy outcomes for women with pre-gestational diabetes, has published its report for 2020.

Based on data collected from antenatal services in England, Wales and the Isle of Man, the report aims to support local, regional and national quality improvement in relation to diabetes in pregnancy.

Overall, there were 4,525 pregnant women with diabetes in 2020 – 325 fewer pregnancies than 2019 – of which, 54% had type 2 diabetes (44% had type 1 diabetes and 2% were recorded as having ‘other diabetes’). Key findings include:

  • There are now more pregnancies in women with type 2 diabetes, than in women with type 1 diabetes (54% of diabetes’ pregnancies, compared to 47% in 2014).
  • Women with type 2 diabetes face additional healthcare inequalities and are frequently not prepared for pregnancy (reduced use of insulin and folic acid before pregnancy), and
  • Despite the additional challenges of supporting women with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic, pregnancy outcomes are comparable in 2019 and 2020.

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National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit Report 2020