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Can I conceive if I have diabetes?

Q: I am a 32 years old woman who has irregular periods and was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries last year due to which I am having diabetes now. I am taking Glucophage now. I have a 5 years old daughter and wish to have one more child. Can I conceive? If I get pregnant, will I be able to deliver a healthy baby? My fasting blood sugar level is 111 mg/dl and 159 mg/dl PP. Are these this blood sugar levels fine for conception?

A:You will need a tight control of diabetes during pregnancy and use of insulin. Your fasting blood sugar should be less than 95 and 2 hours after each meal less than 120 during pregnancy.

Polycystic ovarian disease can lead to problems conceiving, but many women conceive successfully while they are using Meformin for the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome. If you still have problems conceiving, you must see a fertility specialist and may try using Clomiphene for this problem.

So once your blood sugars are tightly controlled you can try getting pregnant.


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