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 01 842 8118 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm) or [email protected].

  • Diabetes in Pregnancy Professional Meeting 2018

    This event is for Medical Professionals only For the event agenda please click here Thursday 20th  Diabetes Ireland are hosting an information meeting for women with diabetes who may be planning a future pregnancy. Read more here. CPD Credits Registration The registration fee for the professional study day is €30 / £25 for members of Diabetes... View Article

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  • Public Meeting – Diabetes & Pregnancy

    Diabetes Ireland are hosting a free information evening on September 20th, 2018   “Women living with Diabetes”   The event will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin and is a good opportunity to ask questions.   No registration is required.     Free parking at the venue location.     

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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