Pregnant with Diabetes
Pregnant with Diabetes
Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, do you know what to expect when youre pregnant with diabetes? Here at dLife we have plenty of resources for those planning a pregnancy and for the moms-to-be!
The Facts on Diabetes and Pregnancy
Women with pre-existing type 1 or type 2 diabetes can have healthy and happy pregnancies with proper preconception planning and intensive prenatal care.
Gestational diabetes - diabetes that occurs in pregnancy and resolves at birth - occurs in approximately three to eight pregnancies of every 100 in America. Get the facts on the symptoms and treatments for gestational diabetes.
Talking About Pregnancy on dLifeTV
Pregnancy and diabetes expert Dr. Lois Jovanovich speaks about staying healthy when youre pregnant with diabetes.
A Miss America Mommy
dLifeTV host Nicole Johnson talks about having the proper care, treatment, and management of her diabetes before and during pregnancy.
dLife columnist Kathryn Foss chronicles her experiences with pregnancy and type 2 diabetes in her column, Suddenly Diabetic.
Preparing for Baby
Kerri Sparling, dLife columnist and editor, writes about pre-pregnancy planning and preparing her body for a baby.
Diary of a Type 2 Diabetic Mom-To-Be
Rebecca Abma writes about the birth of her son, and how he made the stress and trials of a diabetic pregnancy more than worth it.
A Conversation with Dr. Lois Jovanovic
Dr. Lois Jovanovic answers questions about diabetes and pregnancy in this informative dLife podcast.
Check out these pregnancy tips on dealing with everything from breastfeeding to keeping an eye on your eyes.
Connect with Others
Pregnant? Thinking about it? Have words of experience? Visit the dLife Forums and connect with other moms and moms-to-be.
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As a type 2 who is not on exogenous insulin, my highs and lows fit within a range that many would find envious. Metformin usually keeps me below 200, even when I pig out on large volumes of foods I should never have in the house, and bounceback lows rarely dip below 80. I can usually fast for the better part of a day in the 90s and 80s; I don't think I spent any part of last Yom Kippur below 85. My deepest fingerstick lows are usually in the high 70s, when I'm in so cold a...