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Can tablets be taken for diabetes be taken during pregnancy?

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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

One large prospective trial showed that a sulfonylurea pill for gestational diabetes didn't cross the placenta and controlled sugars (used after 11 weeks gestation).
The am coll of ob/gyn doesn't fully endorse it, so most physicians use insulin. Data on metformin is retrospective, so i agree with the other respondent that a discussion of these issues with your physician is very important.

In brief: Yes

One large prospective trial showed that a sulfonylurea pill for gestational diabetes didn't cross the placenta and controlled sugars (used after 11 weeks gestation).
The am coll of ob/gyn doesn't fully endorse it, so most physicians use insulin. Data on metformin is retrospective, so i agree with the other respondent that a discussion of these issues with your physician is very important.
Dr. Michael Carson
Dr. Michael Carson
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Metformin appears to be safe in pregnancy, but not everyone agrees with its use, traditionally, diabetes in pregnancy has been treated with insulin.

In brief: Yes

Metformin appears to be safe in pregnancy, but not everyone agrees with its use, traditionally, diabetes in pregnancy has been treated with insulin.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Andrew Rhinehart
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

At present no oral medications are felt to be 100% safe in pregnancy but their are some new studies to support the use of one or two classes of oral medications but i would discuss the risk versus benefit of such with your ob.

In brief: No

At present no oral medications are felt to be 100% safe in pregnancy but their are some new studies to support the use of one or two classes of oral medications but i would discuss the risk versus benefit of such with your ob.
Dr. Andrew Rhinehart
Dr. Andrew Rhinehart
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Dont forget to get a dilated eye exam by a physician.
Diabetic retinopathy can get worse during the pregnancy. At the very least, try to get 1-2 exams before delivery and another after delivery.

In brief: Yes

Dont forget to get a dilated eye exam by a physician.
Diabetic retinopathy can get worse during the pregnancy. At the very least, try to get 1-2 exams before delivery and another after delivery.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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