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Family Planning from 1998

  1. Please discuss diabetic complications with regard to infertility in men. (20 Dec 1998)
  2. My 25 year old daughter has diabetes. I'm worried sick after I learn that she's pregnant. (15 Dec 1998)
  3. I am a seventeen year old girl with Type 1 diabetes. I was wondering about having children. Is it safe? (1 Dec 1998)
  4. I am 27 years old and have had diabetes since I was 5. I would like to know if I could possibly have a normal baby? (28 Nov 1998)
  5. Is there a specific number of births a diabetic mother can endure before causing serious problems? (27 Nov 1998)
  6. I am 28 years old, type 1 diabetic for 15 years. I experienced 3 miscarriages back about 7 and 8 years ago. (16 Nov 1998)
  7. A few days ago she found out that she is pregnant. She sustained kidney damage with this last pregnancy. (11 Nov 1998)
  8. I was told I have extra amniotic fluid. Can this adversely affect my baby or me? (10 Nov 1998)
  9. Will I be able to take fertility drugs in the future now that I have diabetes? (28 Oct 1998)
  10. What is the effects of depo-provera shots to a diabetic? (24 Sep 1998)
  11. I've been sexually active for the last two-and-a-half years and have not become pregnant. (30 Aug 1998)
  12. My 15-year-old daughter is 9 weeks pregnant and wants to keep the baby. (23 Aug 1998)
  13. I was told that if I take the birth control pill that it should be the "mini pill" because estrogen can increase my blood sugar levels. (23 Aug 1998)
  14. If lispro isn't necessarily safe, how long should I be off it before trying to conceive? (15 Aug 1998)
  15. I have had diabetes since I was 11. I have one child and my husband and I are considering another. (15 Aug 1998)
  16. My 38-year old daughter is 9 months postpartum. She takes about 1/6 the amount of insulin she took before becoming pregnant. (13 Aug 1998)
  17. Is it safe to have children when you have diabetes? (5 Aug 1998)
  18. I have had severe problems with retinopathy in both eyes. How great a risk would pregnancy pose to my eyesight? (24 Jul 1998)
  19. Can high sugars interfere with a pregnancy test? (24 Jul 1998)
  20. I watched my local news and they had a story about the possibility of Glucophage for helping infertility. (23 Jul 1998)
  21. I was wondering if and how Type 1 diabetes affects the reproductive system. (23 Jul 1998)
  22. My girlfriend has been Type 1 for about 10 years. I am greatly concerned for her long term health. (15 Jul 1998)
  23. My husband was diagnosed at 13. We are trying to start a family. I know that diabetes can harm sperm production. (29 Jun 1998)
  24. Can diabetes interfere with conception? (24 Jun 1998)
  25. I would like to know whether diabetics like me can conceive normal children? (17 Jun 1998)
  26. I just found out that I am pregnant. My doctor said that I might consider going on the pump. (31 May 1998)
  27. I'm 22, have had Type 1 Diabetes for 18 years, and am 8 weeks pregnant. Now I'm scared to death that something bad will happen. (24 May 1998)
  28. I just started taking Prempak, but my blood sugars have not been normal. Could it be this new medication? (23 May 1998)
  29. I am a 25 year old female who have had diabetes for 13 years now. I am anxious about going on oral contraceptive pills. (18 May 1998)
  30. Is there any current study being done on the use of Humalog during pregnancy? (22 Apr 1998)
  31. Could you please tell me why gastroparesis could be much worse during pregnancy? (12 Apr 1998)
  32. I am 25 years old and my fiance is 23 years old and we are both diabetic. Is it possible to have a healthy baby? (10 Apr 1998)
  33. I am 16 years old and have had Type 1 diabetes for 5.5 years. I recently found out that I am pregnant. (21 Mar 1998)
  34. I am in my 23rd week and my doctor has requested the glucose test. I would like to know if this is necessary. (20 Mar 1998)
  35. Is there any recent information on the safety of using Humalog before and during pregnancy? (16 Mar 1998)
  36. My husband and I have had one healthy baby and were wondering if it would be wise to have another. (14 Mar 1998)
  37. My pre-conception glycohemoglobin was 5.4. My doctor felt that was too low. Isn't that a contradiction? (11 Mar 1998)
  38. Is there any other way to treat early am ketones besides waking yourself up all night? (10 Mar 1998)
  39. My wife has maintained superb control since diagnosis. We are trying to start a family and have been unsuccessful. (10 Mar 1998)
  40. When I get pregnant my obstetrics doctor always wants me to have lower blood sugars and this usually leads to trouble. (8 Mar 1998)
  41. I was diagnosed with Type 2 two years ago. I've read that before becoming pregnant, women with diabetes should be on insulin. (22 Feb 1998)
  42. My older sister has had diabetes since age four. She has just become pregnant. The doctor is planning on a cesarean. (22 Feb 1998)
  43. My wife just lost our first baby. She had been prescribed Humalog. (21 Feb 1998)
  44. Six months ago, my husband and I had a healthy baby boy. How long should I wait to have another baby? How can I safely go about losing my "baby" fat? (5 Feb 98)
  45. My girlfriend started using the oral contraceptive pill and her sugar is much too unstable. Is there a problem? (5 Feb 98)
  46. I am diabetic (diagnosed at 15), have 2 children, and wanted to ask if it is now considered safe to have a third child. (10 Jan 98)

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