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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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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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Is it safe to take lantus (insulin glargine) solostar while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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

Probably: It's still considered a category c drug which means it can be used if the benefits outweigh the risks. Most high risk pregnancy people feel that it is ok. Talk to your endocrinologist. ...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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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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A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more