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What can I expect the effects of my diabetes to be on my baby when he or she is born?

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Many hospitals keep an eye on babies of mothers with diabetes for several hours after birth. If you regularly have high blood sugar levels while you're pregnant (and especially in the 24 hours before delivery), your baby may get dangerously low blood sugar right after they're born. Their insulin is based on your high sugar, and when it's suddenly taken away, their blood sugar level drops quickly and they'll need glucose to balance it out. Their calcium and magnesium levels may be off, too. Medication can fix that.

From: Diabetes and Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

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The American Diabetes Association.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on March 28, 2019

SOURCES: 

Metrika .

The American Diabetes Association.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on March 28, 2019

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