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If my type 2 diabetes is not under control can I still fall pregnant?

Yes. Yes, you can get pregnant. However you should avoid pregnancy until you diabetes is under control and your hgba1c is less than 6. Uncontrolled diabetes increases risk of congenital heart defects and nervous system defects, poor fetal growth. Read more...
Yes. You can get pregnant but poorly control diabetes put you and your baby at higher risks. Get your diabetes under control as best as you can prior to conception. Read more...

My husband has type 2 diabetes if I get pregnant will my child be born with diabetes?

DM2. If there is family history of type 2 diabetes, it may be difficult to figure out whether your diabetes is due to lifestyle factors or genetic susceptibility. Most likely it is due to both. However studies show that it is possible to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes by exercising and losing weight. Check http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/genetics-of-diabetes.html. Read more...

I am a 40 yrs old woman have been pregnant once lost him ti high B/P have type 2 diabetes want to have another please need some advice?

Close follow up... With the conditions you are mentioning and at your age your would fall under a high risk pregnancy if you become pregnant, which should not be a reason to absolutely not have a baby. The most important thing is that at that time you find Perinatologist( specialist in high risk pregnancies)and follow up closely. For now my suggestion is to discuss it with your doctor for evaluation and final advise. Read more...

What are the effects of type 2 diabetes on pregnancy?

Increases Risks. Type ii diabetics have increased risk of pregnancy complications. Hormones produced in the placenta result in more Insulin resistance and thus higher glucose levels. Maintaining a strict and consistent diet along with increasing aerobic exercise can control help you maintain appropriate weight gain and a healthy weight for your baby. Read more...
Many. Diabetes can affect the developing baby throughout the pregnancy. In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the 2nd & 3rd trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition & excess growth of the baby. Read more...

Please help needed. Type 2 diabetes mellitus and just found out im pregnant. Who do I see first?

Ob and Endo. See an obstetrician right away. And if you have a physician helping you manage your diabetes, let them know asap. If you don't have a diabetes doctor right now, seek a referral from your obstetrician at your visit with them. Diabetes management during pregnancy is especially important for the health of your baby and some things are different than when you're not pregnant, so go right away. Read more...
FP or OB. Your fp or OB will be able to point you in the right direction. You may need to see an endocrinologist and possibly a maternal fetal medicine doctor. No need to panic. Just make the call. Read more...

Had GD in last pregnancy, diet controlled. Does every subsequent pregnancy put me at a higher risk of developing established Type 2 diabetes?

Not exactly. Having gestational diabetes means that you are at a higher risk of having GDM again in future pregnancies. It also means you have a higher lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes. The number of total pregnancies does not directly correlate with the lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes. Read more...