The biggest difference will be that you will be receiving additional counsel about diet and blood sugar monitoring (which you will do at home). Your midwife will also want to keep track of your food logs and review your reports about your daily blood sugar readings. So, you will be asked to come in for at least one additional visit that is focused on nutritional counseling and blood sugar monitoring.

It is important to remember that it can make a huge difference in the health of your baby if you do what is needed to keep your blood sugar under control. For example, among other things, did you know that babies who are exposed to high levels of blood glucose during their mother’s pregnancies have a higher risk of developing type II diabetes during their lifetime?