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Diabetes and Women

A group for women living with diabetes who want to share stories and ask questions about women's health issues: pregnancy, infertility, menustration etc.etc.

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Ovarian Cyst Removal and T1D

Started by Errie. Last reply by Carolyn A. on Saturday. 1 Reply

Night time menopause highs

Started by Christine. Last reply by Christine Oct 9. 7 Replies

FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!

Started by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna. Last reply by Stephanie Sep 15. 28 Replies

Type 1 diabetes and IBS

Started by Lynn. Last reply by janetiscute Jul 20. 8 Replies

Higher sugars or insulin resistance the week before your cycle?

Started by Sharon (Sneetch by the Beach). Last reply by Robyn Jul 18. 33 Replies

Basal rates before period

Started by Melissa M.. Last reply by t1musicmommy Jul 12. 15 Replies

Side effects from steroid shots

Started by t1diabetic24 Mar 11. 0 Replies

Tubal ligation

Started by Sagwabetes. Last reply by SugarFreeE Jan 30. 4 Replies

Type 1 and the mini pill?

Started by Sara~ Type 1. Last reply by BSP Dec 22, 2013. 3 Replies

PCOS Survey - Participants Needed!

Started by Hannah Tan. Last reply by Marie B Nov 27, 2013. 4 Replies

Unpredictable Blood Sugars and birth control pill

Started by VikkiToria. Last reply by clwitruk Oct 28, 2013. 4 Replies

Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy

Started by Type1Mel. Last reply by Type1Mel Oct 8, 2013. 11 Replies

Insulin pumps at the beach

Started by Melissa M.. Last reply by Sp!tf!re Aug 13, 2013. 10 Replies

depro privera

Started by andrea. Last reply by Leslie Apr 29, 2013. 8 Replies

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Comment by balvareznava8 on November 18, 2011 at 10:04pm

I want to ask if you can comment on the extreme dryness of the skin, my doctor gave me directions and I have read articles but not the same read comments on experiences with patients.
Thank you and I send you greetings.

Comment by biggstella on November 1, 2011 at 5:47pm
I didn't have any problems getting pregnant being a ype 1 and I didn't get pregnant with my first until 35, but I think the fact that I was trying and my BS was under control, was a major part of my getting pregnant. I could have had a scare earlier in life (thank goodness) but my BS wasn't near in control as it is now. Don't know if that is a factor in everyone, but it definitely helped in my case. I also had my second at 38, so don't think that age has anything to do with it either.
Comment by Melitta on November 1, 2011 at 2:51pm
With PCOS, I think it is also important to differentiate between Type 1 (autoimmune) and Type 2 (insulin resistant) diabetes. PCOS is way more common in women with Type 2 diabetes, although it definitely can occur in women with autoimmune diabetes.
Comment by Christalyn on November 1, 2011 at 1:37pm
PCOS is common with female diabetics!

This can affect your fertility. What I would do is see a infertility specialist. I have some "issues" in that area and I had to dump my previous OB/GYN who really couldn't handle my situation. I was just a guinea pig and was shelling out hundreds of dollars on meds that only worked for months.

Try to find a infertility specialist, someone who deals with fibroids or an OB/Gyn w/ endocrinology specialty.

A regular doctor or regular endo is not going to know what to do to help you in this area. This more of a "female issue" than a diabetic issue even though diabetes contributed to the cause. What if you are not ovulating like me? This will bring a new host of issues.

Simply losing weight can help but may not make you fertile. You need to find out what other issues you may. Please read on PCOS and learn what you can. I hope this helps.
Comment by jackie on November 1, 2011 at 1:25pm
I've been trying to get pregnant for years and up to now have had no success. My doctor said it had to do with the PCOS I also have. And all I had to do was lose weight and control my diabetes and I should not have a problem getting pregnant
Comment by Christalyn on November 1, 2011 at 11:44am
YES! Diabetes can affect your fertility. There is plenty of literature on the subject matter. It can contribute in stopping your ovulation. There may be a few variables involved with this but it can. If you are that curious go see a infertility specialist or a ob/gyn-endo and they can help you if you have any concerns.
Comment by Kristin on November 1, 2011 at 11:30am
Pinky -- I also did not have any trouble getting pregnant, but in order to have a healthy pregnancy as a diabetic, it is a lot more work. But some women with diabetes do have trouble getting pregnant, just like some woman without diabetes! Diabetes makes the pregnancy more challenging, but it should not affect your ability to get pregnant. Check out this group: Oh Baby
Comment by amy mercer on November 1, 2011 at 9:34am
I've got 3 boys and the last one (had him at 40 yrs. old), was unplanned so I would say no, diabetes doesn't make it any harder! That sounds like one of those myths.
Comment by Pinky104 on November 1, 2011 at 8:36am
Is it hard to get pregnant when you are diabetic?
Comment by Melitta on October 31, 2011 at 7:07pm
Hi! Just wanted to let you know I wrote ablog about the DiabetesSisters conference I (and other TuD women) attended in San Diego in October. It was great! Sisterhood is wonderful.
 

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