Tips for Pregnant Women With Type 1 Diabetes

If you are pregnant and have Type 1 diabetes, there is an increased risk of birth defects and miscarriage. Therefore it is important that you follow the recommendations that your doctor has made for managing your Type 1 diabetes.


Manage your HbA1c


Managing your HbA1c should involve trying to ensure that it is at the target level that the doctor recommended prior to the conception. High blood sugar levels are attributed to birth defects and miscarriage. The closer you get your blood sugar to normal ranges, the less likely it will be that you will develop significant problems.


Test Test Test


If you are testing your blood glucose levels, you may find that you need to test even more. Using a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System can provide you with a real-time analysis of how your blood glucose levels have changed and where they are going. This can help you to avoid low blood sugar ranges and to help keep your blood sugar at your target levels.


Plan for Morning Sickness


If you have morning sickness, you will need to make sure that you have a plan. Throwing up food can cause problems, especially if you are taking insulin. If you throwing up you are also at risk of developing low blood sugar. Work with your health care provider to come up with a plan for managing your morning sickness.


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