Congenital anomalies in the offspring of women with diabetes

Project Leader(s): Dr Ruth Bell
Sponsors: Diabetes UK
Partners: Regional Maternity Survey Office (

Women with diabetes are at high risk of a pregnancy affected by congenital anomaly. This project used linked data from the Northern Diabetes in Pregnancy Survey and the Northern Congenital Abnormality Survey to quantify the risk of congenital anomaly and identify risk factors associated with congenital anomaly in a large cohort of pregnancies in women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.


Dr Ruth Bell
Senior Lecturer/Honorary NHS Consultant

Dr Svetlana Glinyanaya
Team Scientist

Professor Judith Rankin
Prof Maternal & Perinatal Epidemiology