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I ama type 1 diabetic. How do I find out if i'm healthy enough to have a baby?

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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Check with your MD

Type 1 diabetics who are well-controlled, i.
e., whose blood sugar is and has been tightly controlled in the recommended range can conceive and carry to term. However, they are higher risk pregnancies in several respects which your doctor can review with you. Poorly controlled pre-pregnancy diabetics have a much higher risk of having infants with congenital anomalies.

In brief: Check with your MD

Type 1 diabetics who are well-controlled, i.
e., whose blood sugar is and has been tightly controlled in the recommended range can conceive and carry to term. However, they are higher risk pregnancies in several respects which your doctor can review with you. Poorly controlled pre-pregnancy diabetics have a much higher risk of having infants with congenital anomalies.
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