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Diabetes And Infertility: When Blood Sugar Control Isn’t Enough

An excerpt from the book, Balancing Pregnancy With Pre-Existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby. Maybe your blood sugars have been great and you’ve been having ongoing sex with your partner. But if you’re still not pregnant after six to twelve months of trying, you’re considered infertile. Dealing with infertility and diabetes can feel like an energy-draining double whammy of health issues, but you’re not alone. There’s a definite group of women with diabetes who require even more maintenance and medical specialists to figure out why, once again, their bodies aren’t doing what seems to come naturally for everyone else. What’s Going On? Infertility is an inability to get pregnant. You are considered infertile after a year of actively trying to conceive (i.e., having unprotected sex around the time you ovulate) if you are younger than 35, and after six months if you’re 35 or older, or if you have a history of many miscarriages. The timeframe is key: It can take some fertile couples that long to conceive naturally, while older women are advised to seek help sooner since fertility declines rapidly with age. About 10 to 15 percent of all couples experience infertilit Continue reading >>

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  1. CathiiNoo

    Hi ladies, I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right thread. Just needed some help. My oh has type 1 diabetes and we're trying to conceive with no luck. I have him on multi vitamins, iron and folic acid. Can anyone give me some hope or any information that will help us conceive healthily? Thanks for reading xx

  2. pinkbump2011

    Hi didn't want to read & run I am a type 1 diabetic and currently pregnant with baby #2 I don't really know what problems diabetes causes with men when trying to conceive but maybe a lil appt with the doctor may help? Could give you an insight an maybe some positive stories? X

  3. CathiiNoo

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    Originally Posted by pinkbump2011
    Hi didn't want to read & run I am a type 1 diabetic and currently pregnant with baby #2 I don't really know what problems diabetes causes with men when trying to conceive but maybe a lil appt with the doctor may help? Could give you an insight an maybe some positive stories? X Hi hun! Congrats on baby number two! I heard it's a little more complicated when diabetic women are pregnant? I will book an appointment with my dr and see from there, suppose I've just been scared of negative outcomes from the dr. Have a healthy and happy pregnancy hun x

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