Diabetes & Pregnancy
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, typically around the 2nd or 3rd trimester & usually goes away after the baby is born. Pregnant women between 24-28 weeks gestation are typically screened for the presence of gestational diabetes by having these women drink a very sugary drink & watching how the body responds to the sugar load.
If you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes you will meet with a Registered Dietitian and/or Registered Nurse to learn about how to stay healthy with gestational diabetes. Here is some information to get you started:
Click Here to view Gestational Booklet.
Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes in Pregnancy:
If you are planning on becoming pregnant or have recently become pregnant & have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it is best that you reach out to your diabetes team. With pre-existing diabetes, you may need to manage your diabetes a little bit differently to keep you & your baby healthy. If you are not already connected with a diabetes team, feel free to contact the Huron Perth Diabetes Program to book an appointment any time.