On the heels of a study that found pre-pregnancy diabetes increases the risk for birth defects, the NIDDK is giving away a patient guide: "For Women with Diabetes: Your Guide to Pregnancy".
It's a 44-page booklet with info about checking and controlling blood glucose, maintaining a healthy diet, staying active and taking tests and diabetes medications during pregnancy. It also includes logs for recording daily blood glucose and ketone levels, food intake and physical activity.
The new booklet is available online in English, with a Spanish version coming soon.
You can also order a print copy via this site or by calling 1-800-860-8747.