Diabetes Pregnancy – Management Tips.
Planning ahead is very important if you want to have a baby and you have type-1 or type-2 diabetes.
Also Out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States, three to eight get gestational diabetes. So even if you don’t have diabetes, but you are pregnant now then it is a must to diagnose for gestational diabetes, it is always good for you and your baby.
Gestational diabetes: Changing hormones and weight gain are part of a healthy pregnancy. But both changes make it hard for your body to keep up with its need for a hormone called insulin – That is the Pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin to counteract the hormone produced during pregnancy that leads to increased sugar levels in the blood called gestational diabetes.
- Steps to be taken during pregnancy to fight against diabetes
Meals – limit sweets, eat 3 small meals and 1 to 3 snacks per day, maintain your meal time, include fiber in your meals in the form of fruits, vegetables and whole-grains.
- Physically activity – walking and swimming, can help you reach your blood glucose targets if you are gestational diabetes (even may be without insulin) and for type 1 diabetics it is supportive to maintain their normal glucose level in addition to their normal insulin dosage.
- Insulin treatment – Some with gestational diabetes and others with type 1 diabetes need insulin to reach their blood glucose targets. Insulin is not harmful for your baby, but controlled blood glucose is beneficial to your baby. Check blood glucose level – Learn to check your blood glucose level using glucose monitor. Check blood glucose when you wake up (not above 95), just before meals and 1 or 2 hours after your food (140 – 1 hour, 120 – 2 hours)
- Ketone test – Test for ketone in your first morning urine, High levels of ketone are a sign that your body is using your body fat for energy instead of the food you eat. Using fat for energy is not recommended during pregnancy. Ketone may be harmful for your baby.
- Test for diabetes after baby born – For most women, gestational diabetes goes away after pregnancy. Breast feed your child: Breast feeding is recommended for most babies, including those whose mothers had gestational diabetes. Your child’s risk for type 2 diabetes may be lower if you breast-feed your baby and if your child maintains a healthy weight.