Guide to insulin
Some women with Gestational Diabetes require insulin treatment. Insulin is completely safe to use during pregnancy. Here’s how to use it safely and painlessly.
Paying extra attention to your food choices is an important way of managing Gestational Diabetes and continuing on with a healthy diet after the birth will help reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes in the future. We have all the information from nutrition experts to help you make the right choices.
The Eatwell Plate
The Eatwell Plate is a guideline for what proportions of each type of food you should eat for a healthy, balanced diet. Do you know which foods belong where on the Eatwell Plate? Drag and drop the foods into the correct section of the plate.
Monitoring Blood Glucose
When you have Gestational Diabetes it is important to test your blood sugars regularly. This guide shows you how to do this, quickly and simply.
Am I overweight (After Pregnancy)
Being overweight after the birth of your baby, increases your risks of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Here’s how you can tell if you are overweight.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a calculation that uses your height and weight to determine a number that represents your risk for developing type 2 Diabetes. The higher over 25 your BMI is, the greater the risk - Please note that this BMI calculation does not apply to pregnant women.
The below BMI calculator should only be used after your baby is born.
BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) CALCULATOR
BMI CLASSIFICATIONS (International)
A BMI of less than 18.5 indicates that you are underweight, so you may need to put on some weight. You are recommended to ask your Doctor or a dietician for advice.
A BMI of 18.5 - 25* indicates that you are at a healthy weight for your height. By maintaining a healthy weight, you lower your risk of developing serious health problems.
A BMI of 25 - 30* indicates that you are slightly overweight. You may be advised to lose some weight for health reasons. You are recommended to talk to your Doctor or a dietician for advice.
A BMI of over 30 indicates that you are heavily overweight. Your health may be at risk if you do not lose weight. You are recommended to talk to your Doctor or a dietician for advice.
* For many Asian women, a BMI of 23 rather than 25 may indicate that you are overweight, and a BMI of 27.5 rather than 30 may indicate that you are heavily overweight. You are recommended to talk to a Doctor or a dietician for advice.