After your baby is born

Women with type 1 diabetes

Managing diabetes after delivery

After your baby is born your diabetes management plan will need to be reviewed. 

You are likely to need less insulin for the first few days after delivery and your target blood glucose levels will be higher (usually 5-10mmol/L). 

At this stage when you have a new baby to care for, it is very important to try to avoid hypos.

Your diabetes in pregnancy team will discuss changes to your diabetes management plan with you.