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trying to conceieve with type 2diabetes

By March 15, 2012 - 6:15pm

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July 2011, since then I have had positive pregnancy tests in October and December, both ending few days later. My fiance and I (both 37 years old) really would like to become pregnant in near future, but due to cost of medications are not able to go on diabetic medications at this time. Are there any natural ways to become pregnant, stay pregnant while diabetic? I have 2 children and have never had any problems getting pregnant in the past.

By HERWriter Guide March 18, 2012 - 7:34am

Hi obsceh

Thanks for your post! I'm very sorry that you are having a hard time getting pregnant.

It's entirely possible to maintain a pregnancy when having type 2 diabetes. But it's crucial, as you know, to maintain healthy glucose levels, especially at the time of conception and in the first trimester. You will be closely monitored.

Before conception, make sure you have the healthiest diet possible, exercise and shed as much excessive weight as you can (if you are heavy). Make sure you work out a healthy diet and exercise plan with your doctor or midwife but just remember that the time of conception and  the week after are extremely important. You want to be at optimal health at this time. If you are having difficulties with blood sugar or your general health at the time of ovulation, it's not a good time to try to pregnancy.

Here is more info: http://www.empowher.com/diabetes-type-1/content/diabetes-and-pregnancy

I hope you have some good news for us soon!


March 18, 2012 - 7:34am

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