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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it true that a pregnant woman with diabetes is more likely to give birth to a child with high or low birth weight?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Yes: Argues for need for great control of sugars during pregnancy which can reduce risk discuss with OB md and endocrinologist.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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