Diabetes and pregnancy

There are two main areas when it comes to diabetes and pregnancy, gestational diabetes and those living with diabetes who are planning a pregnancy.

Below you will find helpful information on both topics. If you need further information please do not hesitate to contact our helpline on 1850 909 909 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm) or info@diabetes.ie.


  • Gestational diabetes

    Gestational diabetes develops in women during pregnancy because the mother’s body is not able to produce enough insulin.

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  • Planning your pregnancy

    Women should avoid pregnancy until their glycaemic control is within the recommended target levels and they have been assessed for the presence of any complications that need to be treated before pregnancy.

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  • Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding your child is natural and will give your infant a head start on a healthy life. Breast milk contains all of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antibodies and other nutritional elements that your baby needs.

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  • Driving and Gestational Diabetes

    Having diabetes is not an issue for driving but if you are put on insulin either as injections or pump for longer than three months you must inform the National Driver Licence Service.

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