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can men with diabetes have children

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Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Absolutely: Type 1 diabetes is a loss of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. There is nothing wrong with the rest of the equipment. After many years ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Yes.: Having diabetes does not prevent you from having children.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Vast majority of the time.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Diabetes is not a pass thru defect or gene issue like eye color. Lifetime risk in offspring would be higher than the general population for type 1dm b ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Statistics say: With type 1 diabetes your offspring have a 5% chance. In the population in general chances are 0.9%. Sobyou have are 5 times more likely but still ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroid: Absolutely. You need to take your medication to keep your thyroid function normal. There should be no problem.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Yes: Yes, has been done. Children from mothers taking immunosuppression are often small for gestational age and deliver prematurely (less that 40 weeks). ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Adhd affects the brain, but does not prevent the person from having children. The opposite can happen, because of less ability for impulse control and ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, it's possible, though many men with sickle cell have problems with infertility.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
39 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The children are likely to be healthy as long as the children's mother doesn't have sickle cell trait, some other abnormal hemoglobin trait or a thala ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: There are congenital causes of htn, fibrodisplasia of the arteries, also kidney diseases, also diseases of the adrenal glands (benign tumors like pheo ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Absolutely: Unless the ovaries or testes were in the radiation port, which is unlikely, these people do as well as anyone else. I reviewed the subject a few year ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, but other cause: Men with diabetes, particularly if poorly controlled, can have erectile dysfunction - but it can also occur due to many other physical and emotional c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maxine Lingurar
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually not. : Many women with epilepsy have normal pregnancies. They need to be aware that epilepsy medicines need to be monitored since levels may change due to ch ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: In fact, this is quite a big deal. If you are going to be a mother, you will need to manage your pku diet very carefully while you are pregnant, or th ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Great question: Relating with one's mother evolves over time, and goes through many, many stresses and potential crises. Whether it withstands all this in a healthy ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
No: Hgh can increase blood sugar. Renal disease does not improve with gh therapy.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not a medical issue.: This is a philosophical/sociological/morality issue - not medical..
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Yes, you can father a healthy baby. The baby is affected more if the mother is diabetic since blood sugar fluctuation during pregnancy can directly a ... Read More
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Often rapid decline: This is a very difficult disease and often shortens life significantly. It is genetic so the fact that it reduces fertility can have some benefit too. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
45 years experience Pediatrics
It happens, notoften: Most common reason is graves disease, usually kids 10-14, about 3/100, 000, far more girls than boys, can happen younger. Sometimes others in family ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Odd Question: I would need to have a lot more information to be able to answer that question. Bubble teas are probably not all created equal. Portion size plays ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: I have one wonderful mom whose 3 kids (all after ms dx) are just wonderful.

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