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Table 1 An overview of the information provided on the website

From: Web-based information for pregnant women and new mothers with type 1 diabetes- a description of the development process

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.