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Is it safe to take insulin injections while pregnant?

Is it safe to take insulin injections while pregnant?

Yes: If someone is diabetic it is critical to take Insulin during pregnancy to keep blood sugar levels normal to prevent birth defects in the baby and other complications including at delivery. It is also important to check blood sugar levels so that you know you are taking the proper amount. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lantus (insulin glargine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lantus (insulin glargine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

While it has never: Actually been studied or approved for use in pregnancy or breastfeeding, it has been used in those situations by millions of women without reported problems. Check w/your doctors and get their opinion. ...Read more

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Can I take humulin (insulin) if pregnant?

Can I take humulin (insulin) if  pregnant?

Yes: Humulin (insulin) Insulin has been used for many years; there is no evidence that it is not safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How much time after an abortion does it take for insulin levels to return to pre pregnancy level?

How much time after an abortion does it take for insulin levels to return to pre pregnancy level?

Unclear: Having an abortion should not have much effect on Insulin levels. If you are diabetic then it is more important to monitor blood sugar than Insulin levels. Consider seeing an Obgyn to clarify why Insulin levels are being monitored. ...Read more

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Can you take metformin if you don't have insulin restrains or type 2, taking it to lose weight and get pregnant 1500mg, will it cause sugar to drop?

Can you take metformin if you don't have insulin restrains  or type 2, taking it to lose weight and get pregnant 1500mg, will it cause sugar to drop?

Under supervision: Some doctors will prescribe it for women who don't necessarily have Insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, but who desire pregnancy. It's not a recommended drug for weight loss. You should definitely be under a doctor's supervision when taking, as it has many side effects, most of which are GI related. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/drug-information/dr601533/dsection=side-effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give myself insulin shots in the belly during pregnancy?

Is it safe to give myself insulin shots in the belly during pregnancy?

Yes: Insulin injections are subcutaneous, meaning the medicine is deposited in the skin. Just because you give yourself the injection over the baby does not mean the medication is going directly to the baby. ...Read more

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I am 7weeks pregnant and my doctor told me to inject insulin twice a day.. Is it safe for me and my baby?

I am 7weeks pregnant and my doctor told me to inject insulin twice a day.. Is it safe for me and my baby?

Diabetes ; pregnancy: Twice a day Insulin is a proven method used to keep the blood sugar more normal. Keeping blood sugar as normal as possible is best for both you and the developing baby. ...Read more

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I’m 9 w pregnant and my blood sugar in the morning is always 90–97. My BMI is 32, so my dr. Recommends to take insulin. Isn't this too drastic?

I’m 9 w pregnant and my blood sugar in the morning is always 90–97. My BMI is 32, so my dr. Recommends to take insulin. Isn't this too drastic?

More info: It does sound drastic but what is your blood sugars throughout the days? Are they normal or high. What's your hba1c? If these are high, then your doctor is correct. Fasting bs is only part of the picture. ...Read more

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Is humalog (insulin lispro) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast acting Insulin molecule that is completely safe in pregnancy. We use it commonly for gestational diabetic control. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if I am a insulin dependant diabetic who takes birth control and has had unprotected sex?

Can I get pregnant if I am a insulin dependant diabetic who takes birth control and has had unprotected sex?

Small chance: For women taking birth control pills (ocp's) properly and consistently, the chance of pregnancy is reported to be 0.3% per year, or 1 pregnancy in 333 women each year. The actual pregnancy rate in the "real world" is reported to be at least 3% on ocp's, or 1 pregnancy in 33 women each year. So, there is a small chance of getting pregnant, regardless of whether or not one is diabetic. ...Read more

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I have pcos and am trying to get pregnant. I am currently taking metformin 500x1 though my insulin levels are normal. Can i take carcinia cambogia?

I have pcos and am trying to get pregnant.  I am currently taking metformin 500x1 though my insulin levels are normal.  Can i take carcinia cambogia?

Maybe: It's not recommended to take it if you are trying to get pregnant, but that is because no one knows what kind of effects it has on the fetus. I wouldn't worry about it affecting your blood sugar as you are taking metformin for pcos related fertility issues rather than diabetes. ...Read more

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2-4 days before missed period. Faint line pregnant test. Second cycle of clomid (clomiphene). I have had to miscarriages at 5 weeks. Any luck? I take metrophmin insuli

2-4 days before missed period. Faint line pregnant test. Second cycle of clomid (clomiphene). I have had to miscarriages at 5 weeks. Any luck? I take metrophmin insuli

Patience...: Patience is a virtue that all parents (and prospective parents) should seek. A urine pregnancy test done correctly should give a reliable result 3 weeks after possible conception (making it unlikely to be a false negative if it is negative). Hopefully, it will be a positive, but there usually is no need to give it another thought until then. ...Read more

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Can I still get pregnant if im insulin resistant?

Can I still get pregnant if im insulin resistant?

Yes: It may be more difficult and you may require medical intervention, but Insulin resistant women may be able to conceive on their own also. ...Read more

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Can I still get pregnant if im insulin resistant?

Can I still get pregnant if im insulin resistant?

Yes, but: If you're Insulin resistant, you may get pregnant but if untreated it may lower the odds of getting pregnant, increase the chance of a loss, and increase the likelihood of problems with you during pregnancy as well as issues with your baby. Clearly, it's critical and best to get healthy before getting pregnant. ...Read more

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What's the role of insulin in pregnancy?

What's the role of insulin in pregnancy?

Glucose control: During pregnancy mothers have a physiologic adjustment and become Insulin resistant. This is for fetal exchange of nutrients. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and I am injecting insulin?

I am pregnant and I am injecting insulin?

Not a problem: Insulin is safe in pregnancy, in fact it is definitely first line therapy for a lot of women who have diabetes in pregnancy. The most important thing to remember in pregnancy, is that your blood sugars can fluctuate more widely when you have diabetes in pregnancy, thus frequent monitoring is essential. Also meeting with nutritionist to make sure you're on a diabetic diet is essential as well. ...Read more

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How can I get pregnant with insulin resistance?

How can I get pregnant with insulin resistance?

Yes, but it: Is more difficult as Insulin resistance can lead to pcos, infertility, abnormal menses, increased male hormone levels, etc. Diet, exercise and weight reduction is excellent therapy. Talk to your doctor about possible metformin therapy. ...Read more

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