Q: "How do I manage my diabetes while I'm pregnant?"

Pregnancy and Diabetes Image - Masterfile 2013

Expert advice from Kelly Hunt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina

A: Keep your blood sugar as close to normal as possible during pregnancy. High blood sugar is associated with an increased likelihood that your child will weigh more than nine pounds at birth, and large infants may have an increased risk of obesity throughout their lives.

Test blood sugar about an hour after meals and strive for a reading below 130 mg/dL.

Source: From our sister publication Diabetes Focus Spring 2013

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at Healthcommunities.com

Published: 20 Feb 2013

Last Modified: 25 Feb 2013