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Family Planning

I’m a type 2 diabetic and currently taking an oral medication. I’ve just discovered that I’m 2 weeks pregnant and I have read and researched that major birth defects on a developing fetus can be very harmful within the 1st month of pregnancy while on oral medications.

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I am a type 1 diabetic, age 37. I am trying to get pregnant and my obstetrician wanted me to do a HgbA1c test – which was 6.5. He told me he wanted me to get this number down before trying to conceive. What do you think?

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I am pregnant, and unfortunately, just a couple of months previously, I was diagnosed with diabetes which had not gotten under complete control with diet, exercise and oral agents. My blood sugars are now fairly normal with insulin. A recent ultrasound showed that we that we are having twins! Assuming that I follow my treatment plan and keep my blood sugars in a safe range, are the chances good that I will deliver healthy babies?

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I am 23 years old, have had type1 diabetes for 14 years, use Insulin daily, and I am planning to get married this year. Does diabetes affect my sex life? What precautions I should take to have healthy children?

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My husband and I would like to try for children. The problem is my morning blood sugars are high. How dangerous is the occasional high reading in a pregnancy?

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I am 26 years old and have had diabetes for 18 years. My husband and I would like to have a baby and am working on excellent control. I am looking for any current books with information on diabetes and pregnancy. Most I have seen are over $100.

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I am a 28 year old type 1 diabetic. Does blood sugar rise or fall when you first become pregnant?

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My friend’s daughter was diagnosed as diabetes type 2, and is now pregnant. Does prenatal care differ in this situation versus care for women with type 1 diabetes who are pregnant or women with gestational diabetes?

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I am 30 years old and have had type 1 diabetes for 21 years. I am pregnant and having trouble with low blood sugars. Some have been severe. I want to know the dangers of low blood sugars during pregnancy.

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I am a 39 year old female with type 2 diabetes, and I just found out that I am pregnant. My general practitioner is ready to terminate the pregnancy, but I am not, so I was referred to a high risk obstetrician next week. What are the chances of my having this baby? What are the risks to me and the baby?

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