Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes

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Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby


Cheryl Alkon

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A down-to-earth insiderÌs guide to a healthy pregnancy with diabetes

Thinking about having a baby but worried about your type 1 or type 2 diabetes? ThereÌs a reason for concern: uncontrolled diabetes can lead to health complications for both women and their children. But keeping a tight rein on your blood sugarsÛbefore and during pregnancyÛcan help reduce if not eliminate the risks. Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes explains exactly how to have the healthiest pregnancy possible while balancing the rigors of insulin, diet, exercise, and blood sugar control that are the foundation of diabetes management.

Author Cheryl Alkon has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years, and brings a wealth of understanding to the subject. Including the insights of more than 50 women with diabetes and leading medical experts, as well as the latest scientific research, Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes covers:

  • Finding the right doctor
  • Pre-pregnancy planning
  • The first, second, and third trimesters
  • Labor and delivery
  • Managing your health needs with those of your child
  • Infertility and pregnancy loss

With this myth-busting resource, youÌll be armed with the essential information, hope, and inspiration you need for a healthy pregnancy.


Product Details

  • Publication Date April 08, 2010
  • Page Count 272
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603323

About The Author(s)

Cheryl Alkon

Cheryl Alkon is a writer, researcher and editor whose work has appeared in national and regional magazines and newspapers. She's lived with type 1 diabetes for over 30 years and has become an active member of the online diabetes blogging community with her blog Managing the Sweetness, named one of's Six Diabetes Blogs Worth Visiting.

Table of Contents

"The Early Days
1. Recommendations for trying to conceive: If You Can, You've Gotta Plan
The First Trimester: Grace Under Pressure 2. I See Two Lines Now What?
3. What do I Eat?
4. Tests and Bloods and Rockin' Goals: Pregnancy Assessemnts and Prenatal Exams
The Second and Third Trimesters: Things Keep Growing and Growing
5. In the Thick of It
6. Approaching the Big Day
Hello, Mama! 7. The Big Day
8. The New Mom, With Diabetes
When Blood Sugar Control Isn't Enough Infertility and Pregnancy Loss
Other Resources"