From Frederick, Maryland, USA:
I am very worried about a friend of mine who is approximately seven weeks pregnant and has type 2 diabetes. Her blood sugar stayed around 400 mg/dl [22.2mmol/L] during the first four weeks of pregnancy, she is extremely overweight, she has endometriosis, and she had uterine cancer a few years ago as well as cervical cancer last year. Part of her cervix was removed, she says that they may have to sew her cervix shut. She has also had two miscarriages before. What are her chances of coming through this with a healthy baby? What complications might she have?
Your friend needs to get her sugars under control and consult with a high-risk specialist about a possible cerclage (stitch around the cervix). She is at high risk of another miscarriage.
Original posting 4 Mar 2001
Posted to Family Planning
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:20
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.