Talk to your doctor before you get pregnant. He or she can talk to you about steps you can take to keep your baby healthy. This may include a diabetes education program to help you better understand your diabetes and how to control it during pregnancy.
More than 200 Ys across the country help thousands of people reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes with YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. This small-group program helps people with prediabetes eat healthier, increase their physical activity, and lose weight, which can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
As your type 2 diabetes progresses, you and your health care providers need to work together to keep your blood glucose levels in your target range. This means matching the right food, physical activity and diabetes medicine plan to your body’s dwindling supply of insulin. It is likely that you may need to take insulin to control your blood glucose levels. So, do not put off using insulin to control your blood glucose levels. When your health care providers suggest you need insulin, you should take the suggestion seriously.