PLANNING FOR A HEALTHY PREGNANCY
For women with diabetes, preparing for pregnancy requires good planning and preparation. Having decided to start a family, the primary concern of every potential parent with diabetes is the health of their future child. The key to a healthy pregnancy is to keep glucose levels under control, which can be challenging during pregnancy due to constantly changing hormone levels.
With proper care and management, a healthy pregnancy and delivery are perfectly possible for women with diabetes. Whether thinking about becoming pregnant or if already pregnant, careful planning can help ensure a healthy baby. For a woman with diabetes, there are additional factors worth considering before, during and after delivery.
To combat glycaemic variability, which would often range between 4 and 7, Rita started using an insulin pump with CGM. By the time she was ready to start a family, she knew that it was vital to get her blood sugar levels under control.
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