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Fertility

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by dani96xx, Feb 1, 2021.

  1. dani96xx

    dani96xx Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Does having type 1 diabetes affect fertility?
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Not that anyone's ever mentioned to me, but too high sugar levels certainly effect the viability of any new pregnancy (birth defects etc). Men can get ED but I assume you're talking about female fertility.

    If you're thinking about getting pregnant then best to talk to your clinic first - there are things they can do to maximise the chances of a successful pregnancy.
     
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    mooshk Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think that there are aspects that can, they usually class type 1's as high risk but there only seems to be low risk and high risk in the NHS, so this seems to be precautionary. I haven't given birth btw so I may be speaking out of turn, but currently trying.

    I was wondering myself actually, if anyone has been, whether you have to have an in-hospital birth? Or if you're able to give birth at home? Thanks
     
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    dani96xx Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Ellie, thank you for your reply. I'm not currently planning on a pregnancy it was just something I'd never really thought about before and wasn't sure whether having type 1 does affect a woman's fertility
     
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    dani96xx Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your reply. Hoping baby dust comes your way! If you don't mind me asking how long have you been trying? As a diabetic is there anything you have to do differently in order to try and conceive?
     
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    mooshk Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Heya, many thanks :). Literally only a month so I'm completely new I'm afraid. I've started taking zinc and progesterone tablets to help but that's me personally not a general diabetic thing. I've been type 1 for 26 years if that helps at all. I think we may have slightly larger babies due to the insulin and having to treat lows but I'm not very knowledgeable sorry
     
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    dani96xx Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope you are not waiting too long and heave a healthy pregnancy I come from a family of big babies so being diabetic aswell I dread to think how big my potential future babies may be
     
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    mooshk Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheers lovely. Aha oh no! I think they offer us c sections if that helps
     
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    dani96xx Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No worries and I think i will definitely need one
     
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