Diabetes and pregnancy can’t coexist together

diabetes and pregnancy

Diabetes and pregnancy is not something that coexists together.  It would be bad not only for the mother, but also for the child in her womb as well.

“Women with diabetes are more likely to have a healthy pregnancy if they prepare for pregnancy before they conceive,” says Lory Gonzalez, a nurse educator and certified diabetes educator at the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

It just means that the woman need to eat proper food while doing girth exercises during pregnancy to make sure that her blood sugar is at a controllable level.  It means that her blood sugar needs to be on those two bards that her doctors told her about.  She needs to maintain it well and make sure that it doesn’t exceed or go below the required level as she test her blood sugar every day.

diabetes and pregnancy

This won’t go well with both mother and child.

If your blood sugar level isn’t in great shape while you are pregnant then it means that your health and your baby’s health in at risk.  It means that you are in danger of having high blood pressure, which is popularly known as pre-eclampsia.  This has something to do with your baby being too large. If you have diabetes then there would be some chances that you might have miscarriage or stillbirth.  You would need to make sure that your blood sugar level is at a controllable rate to take care of your own and your baby’s health.

It is just natural that your mind has been thinking nonstop since you are worried about almost everything, but having diabetes would also force you to be worried about diabetes, as well. The good news is that there is someone that can help you. ““Make an appointment with a diabetes educator and/or a maternal fetal medicine specialist for a refresher and reminder about the American Diabetes Association diet and to ask any questions,” recommends Dr. Lara Friel, an author for Merckmanuals.com and an assistant professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at McGovern Medical School in Houston.”

Next thing is to start jotting down these tips and make sure that you remember them every time.  You need to put it on a piece of paper and have it placed somewhere you would easily see it. It can be somewhere eth you would often do so that you can read it a lot. You can make several copies and then paste it to somewhere you would go a lot.

“Prior to getting pregnant, a woman needs to control her blood sugars and is usually advised to reach a certain hemoglobin A1C level before getting off birth control to ensure the blood sugars are close to normal when conception begins,” says Mercy T. Molina, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Blood glucose recommendations before getting pregnant are generally 70 to 100 milligrams per deciliter before meals and below 140 mg/dL at two hours after a meal. Your hemoglobin A1C should be 7 percent or sometimes lower, as directed by your endocrinologist, Gonzalez says.

Remember to keep your blood sugar to  60 to 90 mg/dL when you have just wake up and didn’t have eaten anything yet. Below 105 mg/dL before lunch and dinner and below 120 mg/dL at two hours after meals.

Exercise is just fine as long as you have some professional check you.  It doesn’t mean that you need to have your physical trainer with you all the time since those guys are not the ones that you need if you have diabetes.  Make sure to check with your doctor when you have exercise.  Don’t try to overdo an exercise as it would be bad for both you and the baby.


Source: US News