Most people with diabetes will have a healthy baby but having diabetes does put you and your baby at a higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy and delivery.
During pregnancy, you will have regular appointments with your diabetes and antenatal team so they can check your blood glucose levels and how your baby is growing. After birth, you may find that blood glucose levels are a bit up and down so your healthcare team will work closely with you to help get them back on track and make sure you and your baby are supported.
Gestational diabetes is a condition in which a woman without diabetes develops high blood glucose (sugar) levels during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth. It occurs when your body cannot produce enough insulin - a hormone that controls blood glucose levels - to meet your extra needs in pregnancy.
To find out more about diabetes in pregnancy, register for our Growing Up and Living with Type 1 e-learning course. There is also a list of additional resources about diabetes in pregnancy below.