When I started my pregnancy work-up in December last year, part of the meds that I were given was folic acid capsules. I was advised to take a 5 mg capsule of folic acid daily and my doctor told me that it will help my ovaries develop healthy follicles. During my consultation, I asked if it's alright for me to take folic acid supplements because I wondered how it will affect my blood sugar. My doctor assured me that it may even help me with my condition. I did a little research and I found out that folic acid is helpful for diabetics.
Folic acid supplements are recommended for pregnant women. Diabetes UK however, recommends diabetics to take folic acid daily even before pregnancy to avoid the possibility of Neural Tube Defects (NTD) in the unborn baby. While it can be convenient to take folic acid capsules, it may also be acquired from eating cereals and green leafy vegetables.
Unfortunately, I still don't need to buy maternity clothes in the next months because I'm not preggers yet. At least, the folic acid I'm taking can still help me cope with diabetes.
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