I am a diabetic patient for two years and currently entered the third month of pregnancy. And till now, I did not consult any doctor. Is my baby safe? I am taking iron, calcium, and zinc tablets for six months. Please tell me about the precautions and healthy tips.
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First of all, diabetes with pregnancy is a high risk pregnancy. The blood sugars should be checked before getting pregnant. In case a woman gets pregnant with high blood sugar levels, then there can be a risk of miscarriages, and certain congenital disabilities in the baby.
Please check your blood glucose levels and HbA1c level to see for your glycemic control. Also, I am assuming you are taking folic acid supplements because that is a vitamin that helps prevent certain birth defects (neural tube defects - in other words brain and spine defects) in the baby.
It would have been good if you had mentioned the medications that you been taking for your diabetes to check if you could continue them, also if any dose modifications are required. Because pregnancy-induced hormonal changes can disturb the glucose control as the pregnancy advances and it needs close monitoring.
Please get back to me with the necessary details so that I can help you better and guide you through your pregnancy.
I hope this helps. Have a great day.
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