Our expert says:
If your friend is pregnant then despite her type 2 diabetes and hypertension, she should be able to carry the baby to term PROVIDED that her blood sugar levels are VERY CAREFULLY CONTROLLED and that the doctor monitors her blood pressure very regularly. If your friend has not as yet consulted a clinical dietitian (this is absolutely essential for all diabetics and yet from what I gather on this Forum, so many diabetics never consult a dietitian), then please persuade her to see one immediately. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will have to work out an individual diet prescription for your friend that makes provision for her own needs and those of her baby and also takes the high bp and medications into account. This is unfortunately not something I can do for you over the Internet. The dr will have to check your friend's bp and also advise her about changes to her medications (increasing or decreasing the doses). With careful monitoring by a dietitian and a medical dr, your dear friend should have a successful pregnancy. Please give her my best wishes.
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