Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

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Demos Medical Publishing, Apr 8, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages

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

Thinking about having a baby but worried about your type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Thereís 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 sugarsóbefore and during pregnancyócan 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, youíll be armed with the essential information, hope, and inspiration you need for a healthy pregnancy.

 

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User Review  - marie33 - LibraryThing

This book is loaded with lots of helpful information for any woman who is pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant and has diabetes too. As a woman who is predispositioned to get diabetes I found a lot of the information not only helpful but things that I have never even heard before. Read full review

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I'm not gonna lie. I got this book from earlier reviews because i'm going to open a bookstore when i graduate from college. I sort of read it as in i read the back of the book and like the first few ... Read full review

Contents

If You Can Youve Gotta Plan
3
Grace Under Pressure
23
Things Keep Growing and Growing
91
Hello Mama
145
When Blood Sugar Control Isnt Enough
197
Glossary
225
Resources
231
Notes
241
Index
247
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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 About.com's Six Diabetes Blogs Worth Visiting.

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