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Pregnant, diabetic. Is it safe to use herbal life?

hi! I m 30years old and diabetic type 1 and pregnant with my first born(36 week). I wanted to know if I can use Herbal life? I m really struggeling to keep my Hba1c down, the last result was 11. Also any other dietry adivises please? my insulien have increased a lot and I can hardly eat anything and even stared cutting down on some fruits which previously actually kept my sugar quite under control..... I m at ropes end please! Kind regards..
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thank you for your query.
It is not recommended ideally during pregnancy, and especially with a condition like gestational diabetes, to take any kind of supplements without medical advice, so I would advise you not to do so.
Moreover, you need to act in strict concert with your obstetrician, physician and a Dietician.
I think you urgently need a Dietician.
Your condition will normalize once you deliver, but being a Type 1 Diabetic means you have to live with it, and adapt to it.
Small frequent meals, and sensible eating to a great extent will allow you to lead a normal life.
Please consult a Dietician for a thorough dietary chart, with specific instructions on what foods to take, at what times and in what amount.
Please do not lose hope, as you have a lifetime ahead, and you need to keep yourself healthy and focussed.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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