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Diabetes And Pregnancy

Women who have diabetes before they get pregnant have special health concerns. In addition to the new demands that a pregnancy will put on your body, it will also affect your blood sugar levels and diabetes medications. If you're thinking about having a baby, take steps to lessen the risks for both you and your child. A pre-conception counseling appointment will help you be physically and emotionally prepared for pregnancy. Meet with your doctor to find out if your diabetes is controlled well enough for you to stop your birth control method. A blood test called the glycosylated hemoglobin test (HbA1c, or just A1c) can show how well it's been going over the past 8 to 12 weeks. Other medical tests can help prevent complications during pregnancy: Eye exam to see if you have glaucoma, cataracts, or retinopathy Blood work to make sure your kidneys and liver are working Foot exam High blood sugar levels early in the pregnancy (before 13 weeks) can cause birth defects. They also can increase the risks of miscarriage and diabetes-related complications. But many women don't know they're pregnant until the baby has been growing for 2 to 4 weeks. That's why you should have good control of you Continue reading >>

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  1. lauram116

    I didn't know they get harder to control towards the end! Thank you!!! I eat the same thing everyday and they have been a lot higher! Sorry I can't answer your question.... He's still in there!! Thank you though!

  2. smokeypants

    Haha well glad I could help you!

  3. BakinABoy

    Mine actually got much better as I went along. It's very few and far between that I miss a number and when I do it's my own stupidity. I've controlled it by diet entirely.

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