If you have diabetes and you want to get pregnant, there are a few things that you should know. First of all, it is always a good idea to meet with your doctor before trying to conceive when you are a diabetic.
There are usually lots of tests, including blood tests, blood pressure tests, and even eye tests that doctors might want to do before women with diabetes get pregnant. If you smoke and/or drink alcohol, both of those things have to definitely be stopped before getting pregnant with diabetes, since they can cause complications with both mother and baby.
You also need to have an evaluation of your weight done with your doctor before trying to conceive, since diabetes can cause weight issues which will only be exacerbated by pregnancy. Your doctor will also be able to recommend a good prenatal vitamin to you that you will be able to use before getting pregnant as well as after you get pregnant.
If you take insulin controlling medications, your doctor might also want to change or adjust those while you are trying to conceive and after you get pregnant as well. Of course, tracking your ovulation and finding out when your fertile days are is another important part of trying to conceive that you should take into consideration.