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Pregnancy

Having a baby causes a lot of changes in your body anyway so you may wonder what will happen when you also have diabetes. The resources in this section help explain how diabetes might effect trying to conceive, pregnancy and your antenatal care.



Blood Sugar Testing

This leaflet explains what blood sugar testing is and why it is required for people with diabetes. It covers what the numbers mean, how to control your blood sugar level and how and when to test your blood. In addition, it provides information on what to do if your blood sugar is high or low.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Blood Sugar Testing
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Diabetes, Family Planning and Pregnancy

Diabetes, Family Planning and Pregnancy
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Diabetes, Family Planning and Pregnancy
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Emma's Diary Gestational Page

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs in pregnancy when a woman's body can't make enough insulin to meet the extra demands of pregnancy. This information is for people who have gestational diabetes.
Author: Emma's Diary
Resource Link: Emma's Diary Gestational Page
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Pregnancy

This leaflet provides information about pregnancy and diabetes. This leaflet is aimed at people who have diabetes before pregnancy. It covers what to consider pre-conception, what to expect during pregnancy, will the delivery be different and what to expect post natally. In addition, information is provided on how will the baby be affected and whether it will have diabetes. Finally, the leaflet provides useful information on breastfeeding including breastfeeding when the mother is on insulin.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Pregnancy
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Hands on Insulin

This is an interactive resource that covers diabetes and insulin. Through a series of animations and informative text, it covers how insulin works, why insulin, living with insulin therapy, and diabetes and pregnancy.
Author: NovoNordisk
Resource Link: Hands on Insulin
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Childhood Diabetes Video

What to expect when a child is diagnosed with diabetes. Essential viewing for parents and carers.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Childhood Diabetes Video
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Testimonial videos

People talking about their experiences with diabetes and the care they have received.
Author: my diabetes my way / Diabetes Care Focus Group
Resource Link: Testimonial videos
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Pregnancy and Diabetes Video

This video provides a no nonsense guide to pregnancy for people with diabetes.
Author: my diabetes my way
Resource Link: Pregnancy and Diabetes Video
Last date of review: 07/08/2015

Pregnancy testimonial

In this video Sharon from Kirkcaldy, who has type 1 diabetes, talks about her experiences of pregnancy.
Author: my diabetes my way / Diabetes Care Focus Group
Resource Link: Pregnancy testimonial
Last date of review: 07/08/2015


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