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Cough Sweets in pregnancy

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by Rachel1608, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Rachel1608

    Rachel1608 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi, I was wondering with winter coming up if anyone knew what cough sweets were the safest to take in pregnancy, I’m type 1 diabetic and I can’t seem to work out what’s what on google as so many different sites say different things! If people don’t take cough sweets is there anything else safe for a type 1 diabetic to take??
    Thanks for any help!
     
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    Rachel1608 Type 1 · Member

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    I usually take Halls sweets because they keep my blood sugars stable - are these still safe??
     
  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    The normal ones seem to be 4 grams of carbs per drop and the sugar free ones are zero carbs. The specific warning on the package for diabetics only has to do with the carbs/sugar, so if you take them into account there's nothing to worry about.
    They seem to be safe when pregnant as well but if in doubt, ask your HCP.
     
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