Pregnancy & diabetes
(type 1, type 2 and gestational)
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.
Diabetes UK has some great information about planning pregnancy when you have 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. If you have had a blood test within the last 12 months which shows a normal HbA1c result, you can also self refer - click the link for more information.