Health care providers now know that the key to a healthy pregnancy for a woman with diabetes is keeping blood glucose (sugar) in the target range—both before she is pregnant and during her pregnancy.

[This section is for women who have been diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes before getting pregnant. We have a separate section for women who develop gestational diabetes.]

Before Pregnancy

Find out what precautions a person with diabetes needs to take before getting pregnant.

Prenatal Care

Learn how to take care of yourself and your baby when you have diabetes and you are pregnant.


Find out what to expect when you deliver your baby.