Diabetes

Updated 04 November 2014

Will I still be able to have children?

Women who have diabetes can have safe and healthy pregnancies. What is important is to do regular checking of blood glucose levels during pregnancy, in order to ensure that the baby is healthy. Healthy eating and moderate exercise are also essential. There is also a type of diabetes called gestational diabetes, which some pregnant women develop. In most cases the diabetes disappears once the baby is born.

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Women who have diabetes can have safe and healthy pregnancies. What is important is to do regular checking of blood glucose levels during pregnancy, in order to ensure that the baby is healthy. Healthy eating and moderate exercise are also essential. There is also a type of diabetes called gestational diabetes, which some pregnant women develop. In most cases the diabetes disappears once the baby is born.
 

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