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From Illinois, USA:

My 14 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes two weeks ago. On her last visit to the docter he told her that she should never plan on having more than one child, so pregnancy prevention is critical. We agree that a 14 year old should not be getting pregnant, but do not know why she can only have one child in her lifetime.


With proper management of her diabetes, there is no reason your daughter cannot have more than one child. When she becomes sexually active, birth control will be important. She should discuss her options with her gynecologist.


[Editor's comment: There are many proud moms who happen to have diabetes who have several healthy and happy kids. The doctor's comments about restricting diabetic women to having only one child, if accurately quoted, are wrong. WWQ]

Original posting 20 Nov 97


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