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i have type one diabetes. Is my baby and i going to be okay?

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Asked by sonyalance at 5:10 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • When EVERY baby is born they check the baby's blood sugar. They will be able to treat right away if anything is thing that is common in babies born to diabetic moms is that while the baby is in your body the baby lives off of when your sugar is high they are high too...and when they are born they are not used to not having all that sugar so their sugar levels can drop very low...but it will be ok...they check this stuff

    Answer by ademaddis1279 at 10:29 PM on Feb. 2, 2011

  • If your doctor has not referred you to a certified diabetic educator, who specializes in pregnancy (if you are in Chicago, I will be happy to refer you to a CDE who is a nurse/midwife), then demand that referral right away! Proper diet is so critical for pregnant diabetics.

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:37 AM on Feb. 2, 2011

  • Thank you very much! I wish one of you guys have type one and has kids so i could talk to you about it. Im just really worried about all the birth defects and miscarriages.

    Comment by sonyalance (original poster) at 7:20 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Yes but as with all chronic medical conditions management is very important.

    Answer by lizziebreath at 5:50 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Of course, just make sure your doctor knows your history, and they will help you manage your issues so you and your baby are both healthy.

    Answer by parajumper3 at 5:12 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

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