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Family Planning

I am 21 years old, have type 1 diabetes, and had never had any problems controlling it until after starting Depo-Provera, and I have come to the conclusion that it has affected my diabetes very badly. I will not be taking my next Depo-Provera shot, but I am at a loss as to what kind of birth control won’t affect me in such dramatic and horrible ways.

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I am a 31 year old female with a 26 year history of IDDM, now on a pump. I am currently pregnant with my third child. On a 24 hour urine during my first trimester, my microalbumin was elevated (155 with a normal of <20). Is this "normally abnormal" for pregnancy?

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I am 31 and have had diabetes since age 13. I want to become pregnant soon. I also have thyroid problems and glaucoma. What are the effects of diabetes and thyroid problems during pregnancy? What are the most important months of tight control during pregnancy?

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What is the effect of diet cola on pregnancy? How much caffeine should you consume?

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My fiance is 18 years old. She has had diabetes since the age of 8. What precautions should we both take at the time of her pregnancy and what type of precautions should she take in her diet during pregnancy?

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My sister does not have diabetes, but her husband has type 2, and they have been trying to have a child to no avail. What are the odds that this is being caused by my brother-in-laws diabetes?

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I recently lost a baby, but today I have recovered from any sorrow, can accept what I have, and I try to work out to keep me heathy, but I wonder why my blood sugar is so high after exercise. Is it normal to have high blood sugar after exercising for an hour?

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I have had type 1 diabetes for 28 years, and I sometimes wake up after a good night’s sleep still feeling very groggy and tired. As the day goes on, I may feel a little better, but sometimes I don’t. I check my glucose levels when this happens, and they are within normal ranges. Does this sound like another problem is brewing?

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I am a 24 year old female who has had diabetes since the age of four. I am considering going on a birth control pills. What are the short and long term effects of birth control pills on blood sugars? What secondary complications from diabetes may one be at increased risk for?

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My eight year old daughter has type 1 diabetes. In the future, will she be able to have children?

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