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Some diabetes-related issues are specific to women. For instance, pregnancy can affect blood glucose levels, and high glucose levels can affect a pregnancy.

Pre-existing diabetes that is not well-controlled during pregnancy can result in a variety of health issues for both mother and baby. Gestational diabetes, a condition that develops during pregnancy, poses similar risks.

Fortunately, taking steps to manage diabetes both before and during your pregnancy can help prevent issues. Careful blood sugar monitoring, eating a nutritious diet, getting enough physical activity, taking medicines as prescribed, and keeping routine appointments with your healthcare team are all steps that can help you have a healthy baby.

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