Planning for a baby? Don't let diabetes get in the way
Planning for a baby? Don't let diabetes get in the way.
If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, here’s what to do to have a healthy pregnancy. Mothers-to-be with gestational diabetes can also use this list to take care of yourself and deliver a healthy baby.
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Recommended Glucose Level for Adults with Diabetes (mmol/L)
My Blood Glucose Goals
Before a meal (fasting)1
Less than 5.5
1 hour after a meal1
Less than 7.8
2 hours after a meal1
Less than 6.7
Less than 6.5%
1 MOH Clinical Practice Guidelines 1/2014 for Diabetes Mellitus, Ministry of Health Singapore.
2 American Diabetes Association (2016). Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy. Diabetes Care. 2016; 39(1):S94-8.
Keep a copy of this table in your wallet or snap a photo of it with your handphone to remind you of your goals. If your blood glucose levels are too high or too low, or you have ketones and are not sure what to do, see your doctor for advice.
checklist for pregnant mothers with diabetes [PDF].
Visit Parent Hub, for more useful tips and guides for a healthy pregnancy.
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