Diabetes and Fertility: Planning a pregnancy with type 1 or 2 diabetes

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How to prepare for a pregnancy with type 1 or 2 diabetes. There are few things you can improve your general health and prepare your body during pregnancy.


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www.nufertility.com +91 80-42489999 carenuhospitals.com Planning a pregnancy with type 1 or 2 diabetes If you have type 1 and 2 diabetes it is very important to discuss with your healthcare team if you are planning on having a baby. First thing first you need to be as healthy as possible before you conceive and while you are pregnant. All pregnancies come with risks but if you have type 1 and 2 diabetes your level of risk is higher. Infertility in women with diabetes is unavoidable but there a lot of things you can do to reduce them. Preparing for pregnancy with type 1 or 2 diabetes The first thing to do is talk to your diabetes team. You should get information about how diabetes affects pregnancy and how pregnancy affects diabetes. There are several steps you can take before getting pregnant that will give you the best possible chance of having a healthy pregnancy. Get your HbA1C to the recommended level Your HbA1C gives your average blood glucose level for the previous 2-3 months. The closer it is to your ideal level the lower the risk of miscarriage. If your levels are too far above the ideal level your consultants will encourage you to manage your blood glucose more tightly before you get pregnant. If your HbA1C is very high you are strongly recommended to continue using contraception and avoid getting pregnant until you can reduce the levels. This

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www.nufertility.com +91 80-42489999 carenuhospitals.com will decrease the risk of miscarriage birth defects and of your baby dying before during or after they are born. Have your eyes and kidneys in check Get an overall health check- especially your eyes and kidneys to make sure there aren’t any concerns. Pregnancy puts extra pressure on the blood vessels in these areas which are already at risk if you have diabetes. Don’t stop using contraception until you have received your renal assessment and any treatment that you need. Keep your lifestyle under control There are things you can do to improve your general health and prepare your body for pregnancy. That includes:  Stopping smoking  Having a healthy diet  Being physically active  Exercising  Losing weight if needed Armed with some of the best fertility doctors in Bangalore NU FertilityNU Hospitals is certainly one of the finest fertility hospitals in Bangalore.

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