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Family Planning from 2004

  1. In a person on oral medications for type 2, can occasional high blood sugars spoil his sperm quality? What do you recommend? Does he need vitamins? (28 Dec 2004)
  2. At 35 weeks, I had a stillborn baby, which was related to my type 1 diabetes. Will this happen with a future pregnancy? (21 Oct 2004)
  3. I've gotten my A1c down to 5.5 in an effort to minimize complications and get pregnant. My doctor says this is too low. Why? (26 Aug 2004)
  4. When I recently miscarried, my A1c was 8.4. How long will it take to lower it? What should it be, if and when, I decide to get pregnant again? (25 Aug 2004)
  5. I have had type 1 for eight years. My doctor suspects I have IBD. How would this affect me? Is this why I can't conceive? (4 Aug 2004)
  6. Where did you find the recommendation that diabetic women planning for pregnancy should take 4 to 5 mg/day of folic acid? (31 Jul 2004)
  7. I have type 2 and would like to get pregnant soon. What are the health risks for me and my baby? Will my diabetes get worse after pregnancy? (28 Jul 2004)
  8. I have had high blood sugars and stomach cramps for two to three weeks. A pregnancy test was negative. Could I be pregnant? (28 Jul 2004)
  9. Other retinopathy patients say it's not a good idea to get pregnant. Will pregnancy have a negative effect on already treated proliferative retinopathy? (25 May 2004)
  10. What issues do I need to consider before committing to my boyfriend? We are considering marriage. He has had type 1 diabetes for over ten years. (17 May 2004)
  11. My 17 year old friend, who has type 1 and uses a pump, has become sexually active. What is the best female contraception for her? (13 May 2004)
  12. Do women with type 1 diabetes have a harder time conceiving? (15 Apr 2004)
  13. Is it normal for type 1 diabetic women to go into labor early? Should I be allowed to carry a baby full term? (6 Apr 2004)
  14. I have had type 1 diabetes for 13 years. My girlfriend also has it. What are the consequences for our marriage? (9 Mar 2004)
  15. I have had hypoglycemia since birth. I was wondering if I would still be able to conceive? (4 Mar 2004)
  16. I've have type 2 diabetes for three years and have a 6.6 A1c. I recently had a miscarriage. Can I try to get pregnant again? (4 Mar 2004)
  17. For a woman with type 1 diabetes, is the combined birth control pill dangerous? Should I conceive before age 30? Could I have trouble adopting? (25 Feb 2004)
  18. My eight year old daughter has type 1 diabetes. In the future, will she be able to have children? (9 Feb 2004)
  19. I've had Type 1 diabetes for 28 years and want to know if I could expect severe hypoglycemic reactions if I were to get pregnant again. (8 Feb 2004)
  20. I wish to get married to a juvenile diabetic. Would she have problems in conceiving? (23 Jan 2004)
  21. What is Bafilomycin? If I am planning a pregnancy should I cut out this sort of vegetable before I get pregnant? (8 Jan 2004)
  22. Can a 35-year-old type 1 diabetic woman donate a healthy (diabetes-free) oocyte (egg) without the risk of having a child with diabetes? (2 Jan 2004)

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