Leila Cruikshank

Diabetes and Pregnancy in CF

Diabetes, Pregnancy and CF

If you are considering pregnancy, you will need to do an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Diabetes during pregnancy is more common in women with CF. Untreated diabetes and high blood sugars may lead to a loss in energy, weight, and increase your risk for illnesses. It can also have harmful effects on your baby. If you have diabetes, monitoring your blood sugar is necessary so that you can achieve optimal control prior to pregnancy. The target blood sugar values are different in pregnancy so make sure you review this with the CF team. The OGTT will need to be repeated once pregnancy is confirmed and then again in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. After your delivery, your sugars should be re-checked by 6-8 weeks to ensure that they have returned to normal.