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From Santiago, Chile:

My girlfriend (26) has diabetes the last 13 years. She started using the oral contraceptive pill and her sugar is much too unstable (jumping high and then low). Is there a problem? Is there another "safe" contraceptive method? Which is the best method for diabetic women?


Birth control pills are relatively safe for diabetic women. In fact it is probably safer than being pregnant. However, if it appears that her blood sugars are difficult to control, then she may want to consider other methods such as an IUD, diaphragm, or condoms.


Original posting 5 Feb 98


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