Congratulations on your decision. Your diabetologist and team can help you prepare for the same. Just a few things to note. If you are having diabetes for any duration, the first thing is to make sure that your diabetes is well controlled. This means that your fasting sugar is less than 100, the 2 hour post meal sugar is less than 140 mg/dl and your HbA1c ( glycosylated haemoglobin ) is less than 6.5 % (or 7 % ). And it would be preferable that you achieve the same with insulin. And you are on a self monitoring of blood glucose (SMPG) schedule.

Further, you need to get screened for diabetes complications. This means checking your kidney functions, your eye and your heart to make sure that they are in order. The blood pressures should be on target. You should also be on Folic Acid 5 mg daily at least 2-3 months before you plan to conceive. If you are overweight, you need to shed a bit of weight before you conceive.

Check list to complete before planning pregnancy with diabetes

1. Blood sugar on target (FBS< 100 mg/dl, PPBS < 140 mg/dl, HbA1c < 6.5 %) 2. On Folic acid 5 mg 3. Check kidney functions, heart and eyes 4. Blood pressure < 130/80 mm Hg 5. Weight management Dr. Deepa G