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* Types of diabetes * Each women and their pregnancy is unique diabetes creates extra health concerns for the mother and baby * Complications may influence the health when no prior planning (such as excessive birth weight, preterm baby and respiratory distress syndrome, hypoglycemia for the baby and high blood pressure leading to preeclampsia for the mother) * Can be avoided and can be treated if followed properly and majority of the women have a healthy pregnancy, a normal delivery and a healthy baby * Treatment - healthy diet, a healthy lifestyle as well as monitoring and maintaining a normal blood glucose level throughout the whole pregnancy * Key - it is important to follow through the treatment non-stop through out …show more content…
should be avoided (Diabetesaustralia.com.au, 2015)

* The amount of fat consumed should be limited in particular saturated fat, which can be limited by using low-fat dairy foods, skinless chicken and lean meats * Healthy fats such as avocados, unsalted nuts and canola, olive and polyunsaturated fats are good alternatives (Diabetesaustralia.com.au, 2015)

* Protein is important for the healthy growth of the baby and also for the mum Protein foods include lean meat, skinless chicken, eggs and plenty more (Diabetesaustralia.com.au, 2015)

* During pregnancy the need of calcium and iron increase, 2-3 serves of calcium such as milk, yoghurt and iron from red meat, fish and chicken (Diabetesaustralia.com.au, 2015) * A good way of ranking foods and the effect they have on blood sugar levels is by checking the glycemic index. * The lower the GI of the food, the smaller the rise in blood sugar levels * This video gives an explanation of how it affects diabetes * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58uakScbB4A * All of these nutritious foods are important as well as drinking heaps of water and limiting the amount of caffeine and carbonated drink intake

* As well as a healthy diet, keeping active and living a healthy lifestyle must be incorporated * It is important to take moderate

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