By melissa1987 Latest Reply 2012-08-02 19:24:38 -0500
Started 2012-08-01 14:10:16 -0500

I am trying to have a baby with my boyfriend but I was just wondering since I'm a type 1 diabetic does that affect getting preg because for some reason I can't ?

4 replies

GabbyPA 2012-08-02 19:24:38 -0500 Report

I see that you are just recently diagnosed with diabetes. I would invest some time with your doctor to see what could be going on or even more important, what to do should you become pregnant. There is such a balancing act when you are covering your meals and insulin for two.
I wish you luck in the pursuit for this blessing.

figment84 2012-08-01 14:34:20 -0500 Report

Well, not necessarily Diabetes, though your A1C should be under 7% if you are trying to get pregnant. Have you been checked for PCOS? How long have you been trying? PCOS is not uncommon in type 1 diabetic women and can cause infertility. Any symptoms?

melissa1987 2012-08-01 15:04:38 -0500 Report

No I don't think so but next visit to the doctor I will ask about it thanks :)

figment84 2012-08-01 15:10:44 -0500 Report

No problem! The only reason I say that is because I have it and my boyfriend and I were trying to have a baby too ;) PCOS was the reason, but of course there could be many other reasons. Good luck and keep me posted!