From Aurora, Colorado, USA:
I am 29 years old and have type 2 diabetes. I have tried everything, and I am on two pills for diabetes. My blood sugars at this point in time run about 450 mg/dl [25 mmol/L], which I know is very high. I really want to have a baby, but my doctors say that won't happen until I get my blood sugars down. Is this right? Do you have any suggestions on how to get pregnant?
You can get pregnant with sugars as high as yours, but that would place the baby at high risk of abnormalities. With blood sugars as high as yours, and considering that you want to try for a pregnancy, I would suggest starting insulin. You should be in much better control before trying to conceive. You will have to switch anyway since the oral hypoglycemic agents are not recommended during pregnancy.
Original posting 6 Nov 2000
Posted to Family Planning
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:16
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.