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Pregnancy And Medical Conditions Part 4 – Diabetes
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Pregnancy And Medical Conditions Part 4 – Diabetes

As with any chronic medical condition, the key is to have a healthy safe and happy pregnancy, then it is best to have your diabetes condition under control before you fall pregnant. You also want your baby to be as healthy and strong as possible.

If you have a diabetic condition this means you have to achieve normal blood glucose levels before you conceive, and maintain this throughout your pregnancy, regardless of whether you suffer from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. With the Type 1 diabetes your body does not make insulin itself. The Type 2 is where your body does not use insulin effectively.

One of the key aspects of a successful healthy pregnancy is to choose the right gynecologist. Your doctor should have sufficient experience in caring for diabetic moms-to-be. You will have more antenatal appointments for monitor your health and well as fetal growth, to check your urine regularly and to keep a close watch on your sugar levels.

Your doctor will need to keep a close eye on your kidneys and your eyes. The reason is because these problems tend to worsen during pregnancy, but if you take really good care of yourself, you will return to your pre-pregnancy state as soon as you have delivered your healthy strong little angel.

You must keep in mind that you do have an increased risk of having an oversized baby, could be over 4kg easily. This is known as macrosomia. In this case when your placenta shows signs of deterioration, your doctor may suggest delivering your baby early by c-section. But this condition is usually only dangerous if you do not comply strictly with your diet and medication. In other words, stick to your carefully planned diet, which is high in complex carbohydrates, includes moderate protein, is low in cholesterol and fats, and that contains few or no sugary sweets at all. This is essential to you and your growing baby.

You should also make sure that you get enough exercise, and that you never skip a meal. Exercise reduces your need for medication, and also helps you gain pregnancy weight sensibly. The less unnecessary weight you gain during pregnancy, the better for you and your little treasure. You should get help if you need by a dietician, and plan your exercise plan and schedule in line with your diet plan and your medication schedule. You don’t want to overdo it, especially if you were already out of shape before you fell pregnant. Relax, take time, get your exercise and take your medications and stick to your eating plan, you are doing the best for you and your baby. Good luck, this one could be a real challenge.

Every single day holds the potential of a miracle.


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