Planning a pregnancy

Real life stories

For women with Type 1 diabetes, preparing for pregnancy or an impending delivery requires good planning and preparation. There will inevitably be many questions.

Having decided to start a family, the primary concern of every potential parent with Type 1 diabetes is the health of their future child. The key to a healthy pregnancy is to keep glucose levels under control, which can be challenging during pregnancy due to constantly changing hormone levels.

Read the real-life stories of other women with Type 1 diabetes and discover how they have found their way to a happy pregnancy thanks to better glucose control.

Maria Carmela

In better control with her pump since 2012

I used multiple daily injections for 17 years before I started to think about getting pregnant. My doctor told me I needed to get to lower levels of A1c and achieve to glycaemic stability to have a pregnancy free of complications, so he offered me a MiniMed Veo insulin pump. With MDI, my HbA1c was 8.3% (67.2 mmol/mol), but with pump therapy it dropped to 6.4%  (46.4 mmol/mol). Shortly after, I found out I was pregnant. I often joke that our child is the son of my pump. I am very thankful.
 
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