A new National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) set of guidelines details how diabetic women can effectively manage their condition in the before, during and after stages of pregnancy .
NICE guidelines say that women suffering from diabetes should plan their pregnancy carefully and take specialist advice, as well as maintaining general health, stable blood sugar levels, and taking folic acid supplements .
Richard Holt, one of the members of the guideline development group, reportedly commented: “For women with diabetes, planning is the key to having a successful pregnancy so that when they become pregnant they have good diabetes control, are taking the appropriate doses of folic acid and know how to access the care that they need.”
Diabetics who are pregnant do face a higher risk of some complications, but these risks can be lowered with the correct care.

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