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Balancing Blood Sugar and Baby Dreams: A Woman’s Guide to Diabetes and Pregnancy

Many young women who have been diagnosed with diabetes often wonder if they can still have children. Preparing for pregnancy is a crucial aspect of managing diabetes in women who plan to conceive.

The American Diabetes Association suggests that pre-pregnancy care should involve the standard screenings and care recommended for anyone considering pregnancy.

Pregnant young woman holding her baby belly and drinking a glass of waterPregnancy in women with diabetes, whether it’s Type 1, Type 2, or gestational diabetes, is considered high-risk due to potential complications associated with diabetes.

These serious risks include miscarriages, birth defects in infants born to diabetic mothers, and the worsening of diabetic retinopathy during pregnancy. To reduce these risks, it’s essential to start diabetes care and education before getting pregnant.

A team of specialists with expertise in diabetes management, high-risk pregnancy, diabetes education, and nutrition, among others, can help women with diabetes focus on achieving ideal pre-pregnancy blood sugar levels, screening for potential complications, and addressing their dietary requirements.

Dr. Rodríguez, who has been managing Type 1 diabetes since she was 15 and is now a mother of two, possesses both the expertise and personal experience to guide individuals through the challenges of a high-risk pregnancy. If you or someone you know is looking to start or expand their family while dealing with diabetes, consider seeking Dr. Rodríguez’s advice and care to create a pre-pregnancy plan tailored to your specific needs.

The Endocrinology Wellness Institute

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