* diabetes affects about 1 in 20 pregnancies
* mothers with pre-existing Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, and their babies, are at highest risk of adverse effects
* mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus, and their babies, are also at increased risk
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and their babies are more likely to experience adverse effects than non-Indigenous mothers and their babies.
This report is a useful resource for policymakers, researchers, clinicians and others interested in the effect of diabetes on the health of Australian mothers and their babies.