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Could you tell me what happens to a baby after a mom who is insulin dependent gives birth?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Blood Sugar Monitor
Newborn babies who have insulin-dependent moms during pregnancy are at risk for being hypoglycemic after birth.
This is because the baby is accustomed to a high-insulin environment, and once born, is also producing quite a bit of its own insulin. This decreases the baby's blood sugar after birth, which is closely monitored and corrected if necessary.

In brief: Blood Sugar Monitor
Newborn babies who have insulin-dependent moms during pregnancy are at risk for being hypoglycemic after birth.
This is because the baby is accustomed to a high-insulin environment, and once born, is also producing quite a bit of its own insulin. This decreases the baby's blood sugar after birth, which is closely monitored and corrected if necessary.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
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In brief: Diabetes
Newborn born to mom with diabetes can have problems with their blood sugar after birth.
Uncontrollrd diabetes can cause result babies, congenital heart disease, problem with jaundice, polycythemia(which is high hemoglobin resulting in more jaundice. And low platelate count).

In brief: Diabetes
Newborn born to mom with diabetes can have problems with their blood sugar after birth.
Uncontrollrd diabetes can cause result babies, congenital heart disease, problem with jaundice, polycythemia(which is high hemoglobin resulting in more jaundice. And low platelate count).
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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