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Family Planning from 2001

  1. My obstetrician is advising that I terminate the pregnancy. Please advise. (27 Dec 2001)
  2. Wouldn't a normal A1c be a more realistic goal for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes? (21 Dec 2001)
  3. I have read recently that a pregnant woman may fly up to her 36th week of gestation, but a pregnant woman with diabetes should not fly. Can you explain why? (20 Dec 2001)
  4. My sister has diabetes, is three months pregnant, and the doctors attending on her advise termination of pregnancy. Is there no way out at all? (15 Dec 2001)
  5. I am 29, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 14 months ago, I am considering pregnancy and would like to understand what my goals are. (12 Dec 2001)
  6. If I had children in the future would they be at a higher risk of developing nesidioblastosis? (22 Nov 2001)
  7. My obstetrician is recommending a diet that seems extreme. (18 Nov 2001)
  8. Could any of the problems that I went through during pregnancy, have any effect on my son? (16 Nov 2001)
  9. Is my A1c level so horrifically high as to significantly raise the birth defect probability? What do you suggest for me to find out exactly what (if any) birth defects? (15 Nov 2001)
  10. I was able to control my numbers before pregnancy, but it seems much harder now, and I am only in the beginning stages. Is this normal? (2 Nov 2001)
  11. I am 30 years old, I have type 2 diabetes, and my husband and I would like to have a baby. Can you please give me some advice about what to do? (2 Nov 2001)
  12. Depo-Provera as affected my diabetes very badly, and I will not be taking my next shot, but I am at a loss as to what kind of birth control won't affect me in such dramatic and horrible ways. (16 Oct 2001)
  13. Is it better for women with type 1 diabetes to never have children? (4 Oct 2001)
  14. How dangerous is the occasional high reading in a pregnancy? (24 Sep 2001)
  15. My husband was taking Starlix at the time we conceived. Are there any concerns about the male taking a drug like this at the time of conception? (1 Sep 2001)
  16. I should ovulate sometime in the next few days, and I am concerned because I took the last dose of my pills yesterday. Is it safe to get pregnant now? (25 Aug 2001)
  17. Is it possible to have a natural delivery without surgery when you have diabetes? (23 Aug 2001)
  18. My concern is the effects of the Lantus on the fetus. Should I be concerned? (22 Aug 2001)
  19. Will being pregnant and having diabetes cause more kidney damage because pregnancy is hard on anyone's body? (22 Aug 2001)
  20. I have type 1 diabetes and recently started taking Glucophage. Will that help increase my chances of conceiving? (15 Aug 2001)
  21. I have type 2 diabetes, and I just realised that I have an unwanted pregnancy. Are there some insulin tablets I can take? Can my medication affect the fetus? (3 Aug 2001)
  22. Are Humalog and Lantus safe for the unborn baby and for nursing? (25 Jul 2001)
  23. I have recently got married, and have been thinking about starting a family. Please let me know what I need to do to achieve this dream. (14 Jul 2001)
  24. I just find out that I'm having a baby, I have diabetes, and I know my blood sugars are high. What can I do until I go to the doctor? (12 Jul 2001)
  25. Are 2200 calories enough for a woman my size? Could losing weight have caused my baby to die? (12 Jul 2001)
  26. We often hear of the probable adverse affects of hyperglycemia and the need for tight control prior to conception and during pregnancy, but can hypoglycemia also be a problem? (12 Jul 2001)
  27. What are my chances of carrying this pregnancy and delivering healthy babies? (12 Jul 2001)
  28. What is the best and fastest way for a woman with type 1 diabetes to have a healthy conception? (6 Jul 2001)
  29. I am a 33 year old with type 2 diabetes who has have been told that anyone who has diabetes and gets pregnant will die. Is this true? (27 Jun 2001)
  30. Is Lantus safe for use in pregnancy? (27 Jun 2001)
  31. Does diabetes affect my sex life? What precautions I should take to have healthy children? (27 Jun 2001)
  32. I am conscious that this is very tight control, but is it harmful to me, or the baby? (27 Jun 2001)
  33. Is uncontrolled diabetes and blood sugars during the first few weeks of my pregnancies a reason for my miscarriages or is it the Glucophage? (15 Jun 2001)
  34. What are the actual current statistics on the fatality rates of women with type 1 diabetes, before, during, or after delivery? (15 Jun 2001)
  35. My obstetrician didn't seem too concerned, and she sent me to a dietitian. Do you think I should get a second opinion? (8 Jun 2001)
  36. I would like to know more about the effects of Humalog in the first trimester of pregnancy. (24 May 2001)
  37. I take Avandia for my diabetes. I am trying to get pregnant, so I want to know what adverse effects this medication can cause. What should I do? (6 May 2001)
  38. Could my diabetes medications have been harmful to the baby? (4 May 2001)
  39. Why during labor does mother with diabetes who is experiencing hypoglycemic symptoms get both insulin and glucose? (3 May 2001)
  40. I have type 1 diabetes and recently lost a one month old baby who was delivered by C-section at 34 weeks gestation. (3 May 2001)
  41. I am worried about the effects that pregnancy will have on my body and about the chance of my children developing diabetes (29 Apr 2001)
  42. How dangerous are combination (estrogen/progesterone) birth control pills for a 29 year old with well-controlled type 1 diabetes of 27 years duration? (10 Apr 2001)
  43. Am I crazy to get an amniocentesis at 37 weeks and deliver then? (6 Apr 2001)
  44. I am 17, and I think I might be pregnant! is it possible for me to live through a pregnancy? Do I have to get an abortion? (5 Apr 2001)
  45. Assuming that I follow my treatment plan and keep my blood sugars in a safe range, are the chances good that I will deliver healthy babies? (29 Mar 2001)
  46. What age is too old to have a baby, if you have had poor control of your blood sugars in the past? (21 Mar 2001)
  47. I'm about 35 weeks pregnant. I was told that it's about time the insulin resistance reached a plateau, and I will be more stable from now on. Is this true? (7 Mar 2001)
  48. I just found out that I am five weeks pregnant, and I am concerned because I had an episode of mild DKA a few days ago. How worried should I be? (4 Mar 2001)
  49. What are my friend's chances of coming through this with a healthy baby? What complications might she have? (4 Mar 2001)
  50. What are the effects of birth control pills on blood sugars? What secondary complications from diabetes may one be at increased risk for? (24 Feb 2001)
  51. Does pregnancy speed up the autoimmune process? (22 Feb 2001)
  52. What is the current thinking about using Humalog during pregnancy? (9 Feb 2001)
  53. If I am pregnant, how will Glucovance affect my baby? Do I have diabetes? (7 Feb 2001)
  54. I am seven months pregnant and have diabetes. What is the type of food and fruits I should eat? (1 Feb 2001)
  55. My period is a week late, and I feel nauseated and tired. I feel pregnant, but home pregnancy tests answer negative. Could I be pregnant? (29 Jan 2001)

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