Health Tip: If You're Diabetic and Pregnant

Enlist medical professionals to help care for you and your baby

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(HealthDay News) -- It can take a "village" to help care for you and your baby during pregnancy, especially if you are diabetic.

The American Diabetes Association mentions these health-care professionals who may be part of your care team during pregnancy:

  • A physician with experience in caring for diabetic women during pregnancy.
  • An obstetrician who specializes in high-risk pregnancies and has experience caring for diabetic women.
  • A neonatologist or pediatrician who specializes in treating babies born to diabetic mothers.
  • A registered dietitian who can help you manage and adjust nutrition during pregnancy.
  • A diabetes educator who can answer questions and help control your diabetes.

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