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Diabetes Contraception and Pre-Pregnancy Program (DCAPP)

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Diabetes Contraception and Pre-Pregnancy Program (DCAPP)

In South Western Sydney, the rates of congenital malformations among women with Type 1 and 2 Diabetes are 11% in Campbelltown and 6.8% in Liverpool. These rates are alarming when compared with the national average of 2% and are the reason for the DCAPP program.

Through this program we will:
– Increase awareness of the risk of unplanned pregnancy among women of childbearing age who have diabetes
– Increase the use of contraception within this population
– Provide clinical guidelines to healthcare professionals
– Promote the benefits of multi-disciplinary pre-pregnancy clinics to diabetic women who have decided to become pregnant.