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How to prevent Diabetes in Babies?

Updated at: Jan 24, 2013
Written by: Editorial TeamPublished at: Oct 12, 2011
How to prevent Diabetes in Babies?

To prevent diabetes in babies mothers or moms-to-be should do regular exercise, take proper diet and folic acid.

Diabetes in babies is often attributed to its birth. There are frequent chances of the baby having diabetes by birth. To prevent this, the following measures should be taken on behalf of the pregnant, to be mother:

  • Take care of your diet. It should not contain excess of trans fats or saturated fats and simple sugar which leads to shooting up the blood sugar level.
  • A regular exercise is a must, even if it be on the mild side, without much exertion. This would help keep a check on the weight, since obesity has been attributed as one of the mail causes of diabetes.
  • Folic acid further helps reduce the chances of defects in the new born baby. 
  • Last, but not the least, regular visits to the doctor are important for watching out for complications and normal progress.


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