By Alyvia Latest Reply 2013-02-09 05:31:24 -0600
Started 2013-02-07 14:14:18 -0600

Has anyone experience stillborn loss as a Type 1?

Tags: type 1 and 2

4 replies

Gwen214 2013-02-09 05:31:24 -0600 Report

Everyone is different and only time can tell and communication with your doctors. I'm 39 and I've had 3 miscarriages through out a numbers of years and Finally my gynecologist giving me a pamphlet about adopting children. I've had diabetes since 12 years old and believe it had to do with it. Take care of your body.

Mirena 2013-02-07 14:51:50 -0600 Report

I have a few friends who are diabetic and have had healthy babies. That is my biggest fear right now. I don't have any kids yet but I do want to start a family soon. My fear is that since my pregnancy would be high risk it could make my pregnancy difficult. However, my grandmother was a diabetic(before she passed when I was 13) and she had 5 kids.

jayabee52 2013-02-07 15:36:15 -0600 Report

Most PWDs will have healthy babies. And since you are already Dx'd (T1 I take it?) the OB Dr will watch you extra carefully. Obviously even people without diabetes have these difficulties, so there are no guarantees of outcome. But you have a good chance of having a healthy child all other things considered. Just focus on your friends and their outcomes and be encouraged.

jayabee52 2013-02-07 14:47:32 -0600 Report

Still births are not only limited to Type 1s, nor to People with Diabetes (PWDs) of any type.

My first wife and I had 3 sons and she had gestational diabetes (GD). Her GD was a surprise the first time but the GD got worse with succeeding pregnancies. But her GD resolved after her deliveries. We, however decided to stop having babies so that she would not get full blown Type 2 like her mother. (this was several years before I became Type 2)

My brother and his wife had a healthy girl and then when they tried again they had a boy, but he was stillborn. and neither of them had diabetes. (they didn't get pregnant again)

Look at the article in Scientific American here ~

To be sure in the article it does note that having diabetes is a risk factor but also so is race a factor in having still births. Also it suggests that something in the way we live in the USA may have an effect on stillbirths as well.


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