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Re: [IP] Diabetic and trying to conceive

Hubby and I are in the same boat trying to conceive. We have been 
trying for 6 months and I had a miscarriage in February. Doc 
referred us to an infertility Doc because I was already 35 and with 
the diabetes the thought was that there might be a problem. Hubby 
as very low count and most are misshapened so it's the high tech 
route for us. We are doing in-vitro right now. 

The insurance company approved the infertility consultation before 
the year of trying because of the diabetes. I had to go through 
some extra hoops before the infertility doctors would start the in-
vitro. I had to have my primary doctor (also deals with pump) 
document that my diabetes was in control, we had to see a 
maternal/fetal specialist that I will be continuing with write a letter 
od recommendation that we had been counseled about the effects 
that pregnancy would have on me and the baby, and I have a Ha1c 
drawn every month to make sure that the diabetes is still in control. 
I also had to get an endo on board to help deal with better eith the 
effects of taking the hormones that are necessary to go on with 
this. It will all be worth it. 

Most of the preconception precautions were for the doctors to know 
that me and hubby were fully aware of the problem that we could 
face and to make sure that I was in the best phyiscal condition to 
do this. Probably so we can't sue if something goes wrong. 

The hormones haven't been so bad with the pump so far. One of 
them actually lowered my basal rate by almost 75% but we were 
able to quickly adapt because of the pump. 

Good Luck to all those trying....
Gail J Donohue
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