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My 25 year old married sister has diabetes, is three months pregnant, and the doctors attending on her advise termination of pregnancy. Is there no way out at all? During the period of pregnancy, is there a way to keep diabetes under control? Can the pregnancy be continued for a safe delivery? Will the child get diabetes?

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I am a 33 year old woman who has had Type 1 diabetes for 27 years. I had a baby girl last year who is healthy. I want to have another baby but would like to know your opinion on the risks or should I be happy with one healthy child.

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I am an RD, CDE and work at a Diabetes Center in a hospital setting. We have a new Women’s Center opening and have been asked to establish protocols/standards for monitoring a diabetic mother and newborn after delivery.

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My daughter has had diabetes since she was 10 years old. Six weeks ago, she delivered a healthy baby girl. She has breast fed this whole time. However, we are running into big problems with low blood sugars. She tests all of the time, but, unfortunately, she crashes unexpectedly. Would it harm the baby to begin formula?

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I have had diabetes for 23 years and just became pregnant.. I am very concerned at the moment as my blood glucose control has always been erratic.

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My sister, who has had diabetes for 17 years, has very good control and became a dentist. Now I want to know If she can marry and have a perfect life as any other person.

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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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