Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How to Manage Diabetes During Pregnancy

Graduate of Instrumentation and Control engineers, involve in product
development and product formulation. I am interested in Alternative
Medicine and its treatments.
Planning ahead is very important if you want to have a baby and you
have type-1 or type-2 diabetes. Also Out of every 100 pregnant women
in the United States, three to eight get gestational diabetes. So even
if you don't have diabetes, but you are pregnant now then it is a must
to diagnose for gestational diabetes, it is always good for you and
your baby.
Gestational diabetes: Changing hormones and weight gain are part of a
healthy pregnancy. But both changes make it hard for your body to keep
up with its need for a hormone called insulin. That is Pancreas unable
to produce enough insulin to counteract the hormone produced during
pregnancy that lead to increased sugar level in blood called
gestational diabetes.
Difficulty: Easy Instructions
1 Healthy diabetes food during diabetes
Meals - limit sweets, eat 3 small meals and 1 to 3 snacks per day,
maintain your meals time, include fiber in your meals in the form of
fruits, vegetables and whole-grains.

2 Pysically active pregnancy
Physical activity - walking and swimming, can help you reach your
blood glucose targets if you are gestational diabetes (even may be
without insulin) and for type 1 diabetics it is supportive to maintain
their normal glucose level in addition to their normal insulin dosage.
3 Having insulin injection
Some with gestational diabetes and others with type 1 diabetes need
insulin to reach their blood glucose targets. Insulin is not harmful
for your baby, but controlled blood glucose is beneficial to your
4 Check your blood glucose level
Learn to check your blood glucose level using glucose monitor. Check
blood glucose when you wake up (not above 95), just before meals and 1
or 2 hours after your food (140 - 1 hour, 120 - 2 hours)
5 Urine ketone test with ketone strips
Ketone test - Test for ketone in your first morning urine, High
levels of ketone are a sign that your body is using your body fat for
energy instead of the food you eat. Using fat for energy is not
recommended during pregnancy. Ketone may be harmful for your baby.
6 Baby coming out of her mother
Test for diabetes after baby born. For most women, gestational
diabetes goes away after pregnancy.
7 Breastfeeding
Breast feed your child: Breast feeding is recommended for most
babies, including those whose mothers had gestational diabetes. Your
child's risk for type 2 diabetes may be lower if you breast-feed your
baby and if your child maintains a healthy weight.
Have a healthy food
Be physically active
Have insulin injection if needing
Check your blood glucose using glucose monitor
Do ketone test in your first morning urine
Test for diabetes after delivery
Breast feed your child, it is good for both
If you are diabetic and planning for pregnancy, consult your doctor in advance.
If you are pregnant then meet your doctor and test for gestational
diabetes. Because out of every 100 pregnant women in the United
States, three to eight get gestational diabetes.

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