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Re: [IP] birth control and high bld glucose?

In a message dated 7/31/2001 7:57:10 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> Here is my latest dilemma and I am BEGGING for any help possible.  Two weeks 
> ago I stopped using my pump and went back to shots to try what the doctors 
> are calling a "pump holiday."  I was also put back on birth control pills 
> to 
> try to control my endometriosis and ovarian cyst (which come back FULL 
> force 
> and hurt like HELL when I am off of birth control pills).  Although, when I 
> stop the pills my sugars do go down and stay that way eventually, so it is 
> the lesser of two evils!  I have been on depo provera as well as several 
> other types of pills.  I guess what I am asking is does anyone else have 
> problems taking the pill and what types of other treatments are available 
> to 
> keep my fertility viable for the next several years so that we may have 
> another healthy child that its mother will be around for, while still being 
> able to control my diabetes?
> My doctor also wants me to go in tomorrow to do polypeptide test.  I think 
> that this is pointless b/c I was 17 when diagnosed, was in ketoacidosis, 
> lost 
> a significant amt of weight and responded well to insulin therapy until 2 
> years ago after the birth of our son?  ANY THOUGHTS???
> Please respond as soon as possible!  For three days my sugars have not been 
> under 250.  I am also looking for a good gyn/fertility doctor in S. 
> Louisiana.  

 Why are you on a pump holiday? You might as well toss you're insulin in the 
garbage I don't know about the female problems but I would stay on the pump 
250 sugars are not a Holiday
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