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Diabetes during pregnancy, for women with type 1 diabetes

There are a number of ways that pregnancy will affect your body and your diabetes. There are also some additional risks associated with pregnancy for women with type 1 diabetes. Looking after yourself and your diabetes can help to reduce these risks.

Blood glucose monitoring

The importance of blood glucose monitoring and when to test.

Blood glucose targets

Recommended targets during pregnancy.

Ketoacidosis

Understanding ketoacidosis, the risks during pregnancy and how to test for ketones.

Sick days

Managing sick days when you are pregnant and where to go for more information.

Morning sickness

How to manage morning sickness when you have diabetes.

Hypoglycaemia

Hypoglycaemia signs, symptoms and risks during pregnancy.

Insulin changes during pregnancy

Insulin needs and how these change with the different stages of pregnancy.

High blood pressure and pre-eclampsia

The risks of high blood pressure during pregnancy and signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia.

Medical tests during pregnancy

A guide to the medical tests you will need throughout your pregnancy.