Your body may not be able to make enough insulin to keep your blood sugar under control during pregnancy. If this happens, you'll need to take extra insulin. Taking insulin helps control your blood sugar without harming your baby. Insulin is a natural substance and is not addictive. You will most likely be able to stop taking insulin after your baby is born.
Your healthcare provider will prescribe your insulin. You will need to inject it one or more times a day. Insulin is injected into fatty tissue. It does not cross the placenta. That means it does not affect your baby the way taking a pill would. Your healthcare provider will teach you how to give yourself a shot. With practice, you'll get comfortable doing it yourself.
Your healthcare provider will work with you to find the right dosage of insulin for you. This may take time. That's because you need to balance your insulin with your food and exercise. Your body's need for insulin also increases as your baby grows. To be sure your insulin is working properly, you'll need to check your blood sugar several times a day. If your blood sugar is too high or too low, your healthcare provider will adjust your insulin.
Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00
Date Last Modified: 2007-10-23T00:00:00-06:00
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