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Family Planning

Is Lantus safe to use in pregnancy? It seems the benefits of stable blood glucose levels may outweigh the risks associated with using it. Is it category C only because it is such a difficult thing to get something approved for pregnancy? Are there any real data to show there is a risk, or just lack of data?

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I am pregnant woman with type 2 diabetes, and I am wondering if my disease will hurt my unborn child. If so, how or can I change/improve the effect?

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Since diabetes is an autoimmune disease and breastfeeding is known to pass antibodies to the baby, is it possible to pass on the antibodies that attack the pancreas?

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I have had type 1 diabetes for eight years, and I recently have been having problems with intimacy. When my significant other ejaculates, my body rejects it. We’ve been trying to have kids for about four months and it just isn’t working. Does this mean I can’t have kids? Can you give me some advice? Can diabetes cause you not to have children?

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My wife who has had type 1 diabetes almost 30 years is well controlled on an insulin pump, and we would love to have our own child but don’t want to put her life or health in danger. We are getting mixed answers from her doctors. What dangers are posed to a woman with type 1 diabetes if she becomes pregnant?

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How does one get tested to see if they have type 1A or type 1B? Does the type affect one’s fertility? Is there a difference in how the two types are treated?

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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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