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If a pregnant women is not able to control her diabetes, will it hurt the baby?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yup

You must work diligently to control your diabetes! Out of control diabetes causes the baby's body to create too much insulin, which also acts as a growth hormone.
The baby can grow too large in the womb. This causes many potential complications with birth. Then after the baby's birth, low blood sugar becomes a problem, due to the baby secreting too much insulin. Do your best for your baby!

In brief: Yup

You must work diligently to control your diabetes! Out of control diabetes causes the baby's body to create too much insulin, which also acts as a growth hormone.
The baby can grow too large in the womb. This causes many potential complications with birth. Then after the baby's birth, low blood sugar becomes a problem, due to the baby secreting too much insulin. Do your best for your baby!
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Uncontrolled diabetes is associated with many poor outcomes for the fetus.

In brief: Yes

Uncontrolled diabetes is associated with many poor outcomes for the fetus.
Dr. Guy VanDell
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