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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!
Julie

----- 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
now,
> but my vision is now 20/100 and 20/150 and not correctable with glasses).
I
> 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
year.
> Has this happened to anyone here?
> Also, I just got engaged and may want to have a child sooner or later.  My
ob
> gyn told me that maybe my ovaries are sluggish from the anorexia and
diabetes,
> but I could still conceive possibly.  She said I'd be a high risk
pregnancy.
> 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
advice
> and support from others may help me not feel so alienated.
> Thank you,
> Ashley
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