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Diabetes in Pregnancy

Diabetes occurs when your body doesn’t make enough insulin or you can’t use it correctly. Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas that lets you turn blood sugar into energy. You develop high blood sugar when insulin cannot do its job. Healthcare providers no longer discourage women with diabetes from getting pregnant. Fortunately today, with good medical care, you can look forward to having a healthy baby. If you have diabetes you should plan your pregnancy. See your healthcare provider for counseling and a physical exam before you get pregnant and get early prenatal care. Poorly controlled diabetes before or during your pregnancy puts your baby at a greater risk for having certain birth defects and other problems.

If you want to learn more about managing diabetes during pregnancy, watch the video below. 

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