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Re: [IP] Female stuff...

Can't reply about the pregnancy questions, but I will tell you that I have
never had regular periods, no matter what kind of control I have been in.
Maybe it is diabetes, but I have also been told that it could be the birth
control pills I am on, or just the time in my life (I am in early 20's).  So
it could be a lot of factors.  Are you on birth control now?  I have been
told that it would take 3-4 months to begin ovulating regularly after going
off the pill I am on.  I have also been told by my ob/gyn that diabetes
skips generations so it is highly unlikely my children would have it, but my
grandkids could.  Also depends on the father's genes obviously.
Good luck to you!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ashley" <email @ redacted>
To: "insulin-pumpers-digest" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 4:46 PM
Subject: [IP] Female stuff...

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> I have had diabetes for 17 years (I am now 25).  In my teens, I ruined my
> diabetes with severe anorexia (weighed 59 lbs at 19 years old!).  From the
> terrible bg control back then, I have retinopathy (it is under control
> but my vision is now 20/100 and 20/150 and not correctable with glasses).
> also stopped having a period for about 5 years, but have never been
regular in
> the first place.  My a1c now is a 6 and I still get about 6 periods a
> Has this happened to anyone here?
> Also, I just got engaged and may want to have a child sooner or later.  My
> gyn told me that maybe my ovaries are sluggish from the anorexia and
> but I could still conceive possibly.  She said I'd be a high risk
> Are all females with diabetes high risk?  Diabetes does not run into my
> family...I am the only lucky (he he) one.  For those in the same
situation, do
> your children have diabetes?
> I feel so excluded from the female population because of this, and some
> and support from others may help me not feel so alienated.
> Thank you,
> Ashley
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