Pregnancy: In diabetic women requires insulin application. The accurate glucose level maintenance in pregnancy is extremely important as hyperglycaemia in pregnant women may badly harm the fetus. In the first trimester of pregnancy the insulin requirement rapidly falls and it is necessary to reduce the insulin dose, which further on gradually growths in the second and third trimesters, generally by 75% of the before pregnancy dose.
Just after delivery the insulin requirement rapidly falls again.
Lactation: It is acceptable to breast-feed during the insulin treatment, considering this hormone is resolved in the digestive tract. During lactation period the need of insulin is lower than before pregnancy and it gets equalised to the original level after 6-9 months.