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Suffering from diabetes. Advised to take insulin. Now 8 weeks pregnant. Will this affect the fetus health and development? Will the child be diabetic?

Hi , My wife diagnosed with diabetes (219) and doctor asked for go insulin . My wife is pregnent with 8 weeks pregnent now . Most problably we will be stating insulin in 2 weeks beacuse of Diabetic nurse avaialbilty. I would like to know how it well affect the baby s health now and ifuture ? if Mother is diabetic during pregnecy does baby will will born with diabeties ?
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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HI manjunathakkis.
THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION.

INSULIN IS THE SAFEST DRUG IN PREGNANCY IT HAS NO DELITORIUS EFFECT ON BABY AS INSULIN DOES NO CROSS BLOOD PLACENTA BARRIER.

REGARDING EFFECT OF DIABETES ON FETUS ARE LOTS LIKE-MACROSOMIA,CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE, TRANSPOSITION OF GREAT VESSELS, MACROCEPHALY,CONGENITAL DUODENAL ATTRESIA,NEURAL TUBE DEFECT,CAUDAL REGRESSION SYNDROME,OLIGOHYDAMNIOS,POST DATED PREGNANCY, INTELLECTUAL PERFORMANCE ON BABY ETC.BUT SHOULD REMEMBER IF WE CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR strictly then there is very less chance of this complication.

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DR SOURAV GANGULY

Answered: Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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