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Re: [IPk] Pregnancy and diabetes: Woman's Hour tomorrow morning discusses la...

Melissa- interesting points. Thanks
In her book wiritten in 96  I think, she says she would not start an  already 
pregnant women on the pump for various reasons (DKA, infection at site-  
presumably worse consequences in pregnancy and the belief that a women who is  
already pregnant should be able to take "time out "for  self care-  strict 
schedule etc) Its interesting that her beliefs have changed. I assume she  has 
 concerns re analogues and pregnancy- and that is why she is using isophane as a
 back up for basal rather than lantus or levemir. Some clinics over here where I
live are using lantus in pregnancy. My consultant said a year ago that  he 
would be concerned re glargine and pregnancy but happy to use levemir
REearding the risk of foetal malnutrition - I assume you mean the effects  of 
ketosis from a low carb diet on the developping foetus. There is a recent  
article called "lets not be ketone cops" You can access it from - is it 
 _www.EndocrineNow.com_ (http://www.EndocrineNow.com) or
 (http://www.EndocrineToday.com) ? I'm sure you probably know it anyway- you
tor egister to access but it's free. Basically  suggests that damage from 
 ketosis occurs as a response of poorly controlled D rather than ketosis itself-
although I think the study was done on people with  gestational D and the diet 
was not radically low carb
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