U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

Could type one diabetic women have babies?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Many do: Diabetics have complicated pregnancies.They often have difficulty controlling blood sugar.The fetus makes its own Insulin ; puts the excess sugar that is transferred across the placenta into over-sized storage areas, over-sized organs etc.All of which can make the baby heavy. Better control during pregnancy, decreases risk for baby and mom.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jun 25, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.