Usually. The typical diabetic usually has blood sugars above normal.The fetus is exposed to these levels and that causes predictable changes. If control is good and sugar levels normal, the size can be normal. Since the baby makes it's own insulin, it takes all the excess and stores it.Organs are over-sized and fat layers thick. .
Is a pregnant woman with type 1 diabetes more likely to give birth to a child with high or low birth weight?
Depends on control. If blood sugar control isn't good, the pregnancy can be adversely affected and lead to fetal defects and prematurity, let alone potential loss of pregnancy. On the other hand, chronically elevated blood sugars can also make the baby too large. Higher risk for c-section and problems with delivery and newborn trouble regulating blood sugar. Please be safe for you and baby and take care of diabetes. Read more...