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10 Ways to Have a Healthy Pregnancy With Diabetes

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Get the all-clear


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Get your A1C to the optimal level


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Make sure your medications are safe during pregnancy


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Get a continuous glucose monitor


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Fine-tune your basal/background insulin doses


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Fine-tune your rapid-acting insulin doses


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Focus on clean eating and the '80/20 rule'


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Get walking


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Check in with your partner


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Practice positive self-talk for tough days


Ginger Vieira

Ginger Vieira

@GingerVieira

Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014. She is the author of Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout, Emotional Eating with Diabetes, and Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger contributes regularly for Diabetes Strong, Healthline, HealthCentral, DiabetesDaily, EverydayHealth, and her YouTube channel. Her background includes a B.S. in professional writing, certifications in cognitive coaching, Ashtanga yoga, and personal training, with several records in drug-free powerlifting. She lives in Vermont with her husband, their two daughters, and their dog, Pedro.