just wondering

By giojuju Latest Reply 2010-01-15 11:57:12 -0600
Started 2010-01-14 19:20:47 -0600

ive seen blogs about how diabetes affects pregnant woman, just a minute ago i was metidating and that thought just came to me out of the no where. well any ways,,,, how is a mens sperm affected if they have diabetes? i know that intimacy has its difficulties at times but are they able to make a lady pregnant as a "healthy" men?

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Monalisa 2010-01-15 10:37:55 -0600 Report

Theres one thing for sure, they all come out sweet babies!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-15 11:56:59 -0600 Report

Oh, Lisa!! My last laugh as I start dinner!! I have 2minutes to get something on the table, reckon I will make it? At least it will be prepared with "sweet hands" ahah-_PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-15 11:57:12 -0600 Report

Oh, Lisa!! My last laugh as I start dinner!! I have 2minutes to get something on the table, reckon I will make it? At least it will be prepared with "sweet hands" ahah-_PR

dyanne 2010-01-15 01:43:56 -0600 Report

I would think they would not have a problem getting someone pregnant, but the child would also then have a good chance of being diabetic … i think ???

jayabee52 2010-01-15 02:48:56 -0600 Report

I suspect it might. When my 3 sons were conceived I was not diabetic, nor was my ex. But she had gestational diabetes with all 3 pregnancies, each time coming earlier in the pregnancy. We decided to stop having children because the OB Dr said she might go over to full blown D with subsequent pregnancies. Plus, her mother was T 2. and the Dr said she might eventually become full blown D.

I also have a younger bro who is also T 2, and I am T 2. So I think my sons stand a good chance of developing D sometime during their lives. 2 of the 3 are having weight issues. My sons get tired of Dad preaching to about them developing D. Well they can't say I didn't warn them.

donna13 2010-01-15 08:36:06 -0600 Report

My husband died of melanoma, and I tried to get all the kids to get their moles checked out without nagging too much. Years later I had colon cancer and one of my boys said "Oh no, now we have to get colonoscopies.'"

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-14 23:03:53 -0600 Report

Hmm, I never wondered about that, but then I had our 4 kids before I was diagnosed, I did have issues but nothing to do with diabetis, I guess—-was border line and low on thyroid. I never even THOUGHT of THAT at THAT time! That was many moons ago! PR

jayabee52 2010-01-14 22:41:53 -0600 Report

I remember reading in College about the challenges sperm have fertilizing an ovum, and a baby coming to term, I remember thinking that it is a miracle that ANY of us were born!

That said, I haven't read anything about what diabetes does to human sperm. That might be an interesting research question.

AddassaMari 2010-01-15 08:46:32 -0600 Report

Conception one of the few times when math is wacky. I wonder if there are any studies out there about the effects of diabetes on a man's reproductive ability. I think I will go take a look.

AddassaMari 2010-01-15 08:59:14 -0600 Report

A quick search—- This is what I found, and it is evident that there has not been much research done on that topic.

"To our knowledge, at a population rather than an individual level, there has been no comparison of diabetic and non-diabetic male fecundity. However, there is evidence to suggest a higher prevalence of infertility in diabetic men (Sexton and Jarow, 1997) and an increase in adverse reproductive outcomes such as spontaneous abortion in their partners (Babbott et al., 1958). In view of this, it is essential that a logical and rigorous scientific analysis of the effects of diabetes on male reproductive function be performed." http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/561433

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