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I am so scared I will get pregnant. I want a baby but have type 1 diabetes. What should I do?

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Holly Barth
General Practice
9 doctors agree

In brief: Control sugars

As long as your sugars are well controlled, it is safe for a diabetic patient to have a baby.
During pregnancy, the goals for your blood glucose levels are more tightly regulated so just work closely with your physician and you should be able to have a healthy pregnancy.

In brief: Control sugars

As long as your sugars are well controlled, it is safe for a diabetic patient to have a baby.
During pregnancy, the goals for your blood glucose levels are more tightly regulated so just work closely with your physician and you should be able to have a healthy pregnancy.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Plan ahead

Consult with your obstetrician before you attempt pregnancy.
There's a check list for you and your physician to do starting with vitamins, Folic Acid and getting your glucose blood levels controlled. Co-management with an endocrinologist or perinatologist with give you the best chances of achieving a healthy pregnancy.

In brief: Plan ahead

Consult with your obstetrician before you attempt pregnancy.
There's a check list for you and your physician to do starting with vitamins, Folic Acid and getting your glucose blood levels controlled. Co-management with an endocrinologist or perinatologist with give you the best chances of achieving a healthy pregnancy.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Dr. Julio Pajaro
Pediatrics

In brief: Don't worry.

Your OB gyn will monitor your blood sugars and your urine for ketones.
If your blood sugars are well controlled and you watch your weight gain your pregnancy should go well. Pregnancy is a risk even for non diabetic women and we can't guarantee outcomes, but millions of women get thru it with no problem every day.

In brief: Don't worry.

Your OB gyn will monitor your blood sugars and your urine for ketones.
If your blood sugars are well controlled and you watch your weight gain your pregnancy should go well. Pregnancy is a risk even for non diabetic women and we can't guarantee outcomes, but millions of women get thru it with no problem every day.
Dr. Julio Pajaro
Dr. Julio Pajaro
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