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I am 27 years old and have type 2 diabetes since 16 years. I have maintained good control over my sugar levels and exercise regularly. Can I have a successful pregnancy.
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replied March 5th, 2012
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Yes, in case your diabetes is well controlled, then you should have no issues to have a successful pregnancy.

Before you concieve, you should consult with your diabetician as well as your OBGYN and get all your parameters (blood sugar, HbA1c, Blood pressure, Urine protein, Etc) within a acceptable limits, so as to avoid any form of complications to you as well as the baby. In addition higher dose of prenatal vitamins (Folic acid 5 mg) should be initiated before conception.

Your doctor will order a blood test called an HbA1c test, which helps to assess the level of glucose in your blood. It's best if the level is 6.1% before you get pregnant. If you score higher than this, you need to get your blood glucose under better control before you conceive in order to reduce the risk of complications for you and your baby.

In case, you are on oral medications, they may be changed over to Insulin, during your pregnancy, which improves the overall outcome.

Regular visits with your diabetician and your OBGYN who are experts in diabetes and pregnancy will ensure you get the very best care.

I hope this helps.
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