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Pregnancy & diabetes
(Type 1, Type 2 and gestational)

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Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes & Pregnancy

Follow the links below for more information about planning a baby or being pregnant and having type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

It is important to tell your midwife if you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes when you have your first appointment.


The NHS website has  lots of information about pregnancy and diabetes.

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Diabetes UK has some great information about planning pregnancy when you have diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is when you develop high blood sugar (glucose) during pregnancy.  This usually disappears after giving birth.

Gestational diabetes can affect the health of you and your baby during pregnancy and birth so it is important that it is detected when it develops and is managed well.

Gestational Diabetes explained

Diet and Gestational Diabetes

Blood glucose monitoring

FlexPen Insulin Pen Quick Guide

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Have you previously had gestational diabetes?

Did you know you're eligible to take part in the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme and reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

This programme can also help reduce the risk of developing Gestational Diabetes in your next pregnancy.

Referrals can be made from 6 weeks after birth.  Speak with your GP about making a referral or you can also self refer - click the link for more information.

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