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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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