Table 1

An overview of the information provided on the website
Categories Content To cover
Being Pregnant General introduction to the theme Most aspects in regards to the changes in one’s body when pregnant and living with type 1 diabetes.
Glycaemic control
Nausea and type 1 diabetes Aspects of care and monitoring during the pregnancy.
Blood sugar and its effect of the foetus
Aspects of the pregnancy’s effect on one’s diabetes.
Pregnancy monitoring for women with type 1 diabetes
Practical suggestions on how to adapt to being pregnant and living with type 1 diabetes.
The care team
Hereditary factors
The increased need for insulin
Types of insulin and other medications during pregnancy
Hypoglycaemia and insulin coma
Physical activity for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes
Good habits for achieving normoglycaemia
Dietary information for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes
Labor and Childbirth General introduction of the theme Specific information in regards to living with type 1 diabetes and giving birth.
Vaginal childbirth
Vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery General information about instrumented birth and Caesarean- section as this information was found to be lacking in the general web-pages.
Emergency C-section
Scheduled C-section
Life as a New Mother General introduction of the theme Specific situation that can occur in regards to the baby’s and mother’s health after delivery.
The baby’s wellbeing after birth
Early breast feeding The needs of women with type 1 diabetes after becoming mothers.
Blood sugar levels after giving birth
Life as a new mother To strengthen women with type 1 diabetes in breast feeding.

Linden et al.

Linden et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:134   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-134

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