An interactive diabetes website from NHS Scotland
Pregnancy-specific information from diabetes UK
Information from NHS Choices about diabetes and pregnancy
A website for women with diabetes from the Queens University Belfast
A free downloadable app from Centre for Pregnant Women with Diabetes at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. All content in this app has been written by Chief Physician, Consultant at the Department of Endocrinology, Professor Elisabeth R. Mathiesen and Chief Physician, Consultant in Obstetrics Clinic, Professor Peter Damm
If you have type 1 or 2 diabetes in pregnancy you will get extra care.
You will need to manage your type 1 or 2 diabetes in pregnancy by checking your blood glucose levels and adjusting your treatment according to the results.
Women with type 1 or 2 diabetes are at higher risk of some complications but the majority have normal pregnancies and healthy babies. There is much you can do to reduce the risks, for you and baby.
Many women with type 1 or 2 diabetes go on to have a healthy birth. But you are at higher risk of complications so your healthcare team will have recommendations for the birth of your baby.
If you have type 1 or 2 diabetes, you should to talk to your healthcare team if you are thinking about having a baby. There are some things you can do now to make your upcoming pregnancy safer.
The fact that you have type 1 or 2 diabetes in pregnancy does not mean that your baby will get it as a child. But they will have an increased risk of getting it later due to genetics.
ℹLast reviewed on September 1st, 2015. Next review date September 1st, 2017.