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Diabetic and pregnant, was on insulin, had fibrocystic breasts. Took danazol. What is wrong?

Hello, I was recently diagnosed as diabetic at the same time I found out I was pregnant. I was put on insulin right away since they didn t want to risk any more sugar spikes during the pregnancy. My frustration is that I have not been told what type of diabetes I have because according to some doctors, I don t fully fit either type. No doctor has yet requested any type of testing to confirm the type. Is this because I m pregnant? Do such tests exist and what are they? My next question is regarding the source of the disease. I m having a hard time dealing with the diagnosis and adjusting to a different lifestyle and I d like to know how I became diabetic. I would like to mention that six months before my diagnosis I took Danazol for fibrocystic breasts for three months. After thoroughly searching online I found several articles that link this medication to insulin resistance and that it affects blood sugar. Could this medication have made me diabetic? Thank you! I m 28, no family history of diabetes, and not overweight .
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Aug 2012
Hi dear.
I understand your frustration. But be patient. You should not worry about the type of the diabetes as you correctly said, it needs time till say about 6 months post your pregnancy to investigate about the type. And I also strongly go for the medication Danazol as there are many cases reported. but as of now your responsiility is to cope with the diet, exercise and medication suggestions made by your health care team.
Till that take care.
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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