Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy.

Understanding how Type 1 diabetes affects women.

Find out how Type 1 diabetes can affect women - some of the most common symptoms, as well as information on how to manage diabetes during pregnancy.

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Diabetes in pregnancy.

It is important for women with Type 1 diabetes to plan pregnancy, as the early weeks of pregnancy are very important to the unborn baby.

If your blood glucose levels are not within the target range, you will need to manage those levels and get them under control before pregnancy. High blood glucose levels and ketones can pass through the placenta to the baby, increasing the chance of birth defects.

Pregnancy with diabetes can be managed well. By establishing a set of healthy lifestyle habits, the risk of complications can be significantly reduced. A pre-pregnancy exam will help you measure your A1C level and will help you assess any complications.

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