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From New Zealand:

I am a 19 year old type 1 diabetic. I am thinking about going on the depo injection (for birth control) and I am wondering if this is possible with my diabetes, as the local health nurse has expressed some concerns.


Depo-Provera is a good choice of birth control for women with diabetes. The birth control pill is also a reasonable choice. You may have to make some adjustments in your insulin dosing, but you may also find that your sugars are easier to control.


Original posting 28 May 1999
Posted to Family Planning


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