With proper care and management, a healthy pregnancy and delivery are perfectly possible for women with Type 1 diabetes.
Whether thinking about becoming pregnant or if already pregnant, dedication and careful planning can help ensure a healthy baby. For a woman with Type 1 diabetes, there are additional factors worth considering before, during and after delivery.
During pregnancy, the body goes through many changes affecting insulin requirements, during which it is essential to keep blood glucose levels under tight control. This is critical because pregnant women can be subject to the following:
Every day can be different with diabetes. It is important to understand how the body changes over the course of the pregnancy in order to achieve better control.
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