7 Healthy Tips For A Diabetic New Mother

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As we all know, diabetes is a terrible disease that has affected millions and living with diabetes can be rather difficult, especially when you have just given birth to a child, as diabetes has no cure.

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the affected person's blood glucose, or blood sugar level becomes very high, affecting certain functions and also organs of the body.

When there is an imbalance in the insulin level of the body, then the blood glucose level becomes extremely high, giving rise to diabetes.

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Diabetes is an extremely common disorder, which usually affects people above the age of 40; however, it can even affect younger people and children too!

So, if you are a woman who has just given birth to a child, you would already be experiencing a lot of stress.

So, dealing with diabetes, while you are still a new mother can be hard.

Follow these tips that can help make your life easier, if you are a new mother with diabetes.


Tip #1

Firstly, it is important to realise that you have the strength to manage diabetes and your new baby together, so you must not get disheartened!


Tip #2

After the pregnancy, your body would have gone through a lot of changes and it would be weaker, so talk to your doctor and stick to a diet that is healthy for your diabetes symptoms.


Tip #3

Take regular blood tests to see if your blood sugar level is under control, as the hormonal changes after pregnancy may interfere with the blood sugar levels.


Tip #4

Ensure that you exercise on a regular basis, so that you lose all the pregnancy weight, as excess weight can worsen diabetes symptoms.


Tip #5

Even though you would be extremely busy taking care of your child as a new mother, it is important to take some rest, as diabetes can make you experience a lot of fatigue.


Tip #6

Breastfeeding your baby if you have diabetes is completely normal; however, do talk to your doctor before doing so.


Tip #7

Ensure that you eat healthy foods, often, by breaking your meals in smaller portions, as diabetic women, especially new moms are prone to low blood pressure.

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Story first published: Friday, January 20, 2017, 15:30 [IST]
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