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Is The Use Of Insulin Safe During Pregnancy?

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Posted on Fri, 14 Oct 2016
Question: i am diabetic recently conceived now i am 1 month pregnant using insulin am i face any problems to deliver healthy baby
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Precautions advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello mam, thanks for trusting health care magic.
I understand your anxiety about the issue.
You need to take a lot of care in the form of good diet control, proper sugar monitoring and dose adjustment along with regular ultrasound and antenatal visits.
As regards as problems during delivery are concerned they are usually seen in women with poor glycemic control and this excessive baby weight leading to cesarean delivery.
Baby can also have low sugars after delivery which needs good care and of course early feeding.
Take care
Regards
Dr Manisha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Manisha Jain (11 minutes later)
Now i stopped to take diabetic tablets after confirmation of pregnancy test. Now i am taking XXXXXXX Rapid insulin 12 units in morning and 10 units in night from past three days. just now i checked random blood sugar test with my one touch device its showing 361. How much units can i take to control.

iam 1 mth pregnant now but my sugar level high how much dose of novo rapid should I take....
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
7 point sugar monitoring advised

Detailed Answer:
The dose is fine in my opinion but random sugar has no value in general.
Do seven point sugar by doing fasting levels and three pre meals and three post meals. The dosage can be adjusted according to those readings. You can tell me the reading of full day and we will decide further.
Don't take this all lightly as it has a profound effect on baby.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Manisha Jain (10 hours later)
Thanks Doctor. Can you suggest the what kind of food can i take? i am taking d-protein as a health drink. My meal schedule now as morning breakfast and afternoon lunch( rice , dal, curry) ,evening Snacks(oats) and night diner (Roti's).
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Protein rich diet

Detailed Answer:
You need to take lot of proteins in the form of cottage cheese and pulses, soya bean and sprouts.
Avoid potato, rice and sugar as much as possible.
Take a lot of salads and fruits.
Wish you a healthy pregnancy
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Is The Use Of Insulin Safe During Pregnancy?

Brief Answer: Precautions advised Detailed Answer: Hello mam, thanks for trusting health care magic. I understand your anxiety about the issue. You need to take a lot of care in the form of good diet control, proper sugar monitoring and dose adjustment along with regular ultrasound and antenatal visits. As regards as problems during delivery are concerned they are usually seen in women with poor glycemic control and this excessive baby weight leading to cesarean delivery. Baby can also have low sugars after delivery which needs good care and of course early feeding. Take care Regards Dr Manisha