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Family Planning

I am 32 years old, I have had type 1 diabetes for 14 years, and a few days ago my physician advised that the FDA had approved the use of Humalog during pregnancy about six months ago. I just want to double check with you if this information is indeed accurate.

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I am 47 years old and may be pregnant. Three years ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes and a year later I was told I did not have it. Now, my blood sugar has gone as high as went as high as 561 mg/dl [31.2 mmol/L] and I’m on Glucovance. If I am pregnant, how will Glucovance affect my baby? Do I have diabetes?

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I am currently on a 2000 calorie diet, and two different pills for diabetes. My period is a week late, and I feel nauseated and tired. I feel pregnant, but home pregnancy tests answer negative. Could I be pregnant?

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My 17 year old friend, who has type 1 and uses a pump, has become sexually active. What is the best female contraception for her?

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I have had type 1 diabetes for 20 years and had no problems until I became pregnant. Now I am having severe problems with boils, mostly on my backside and inside of my legs. They are very painful, I have seven or eight, and it’s hard to sit. How dangerous is this? What can be done to help?

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Are there any drugs or supplements men with diabetes should avoid when they are trying to father a child? Has this ever been studied?

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How dangerous is it to get pregnant and be diabetic? Can it be done safely without harm to the baby? What is the best glucose range to maintain during pregnancy?

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I am very worried about a friend of mine who is approximately seven weeks pregnant and has type 2 diabetes. What are her chances of coming through this with a healthy baby? What complications might she have?

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I am 33 years old, have type 2 diabetes treated with Glyformin, and I just realised that I have an unwanted pregnancy. My blood sugars are running 233-200 mg/dl [7.4-11.1 mmol/L]. Are there some insulin tablets I can take? Could my medication have affected the fetus?

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I have type 1 diabetes and am planning on conceiving my second child. I am taking NPH with Humalog and my doctor wants to try Lantus instead of NPH. Are Humalog and Lantus safe for the unborn baby and for nursing?

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