Glocophage Tablet during Pregnancy

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Hi, I am Molly, living in Dubai (UAE). I am 41 years old and I have one child who is 5 years old.

Now I am 7 weeks pregnant as. I consulted a Dr. and had a scan last week, saying the pregnancy is normal.

I have had diabetes since October 2008 and am taking Glocophage 500mg twice daily with food. My sugar levels are average 110mg fasting and two hours after eating 135/140mg. My weight is 116.8lbs and I am 5 foot 1in.

Is it safe for me to continue taking Glocophage or would another medication / insulin be better?

ANSWER

As long as you can keep your sugars in the normal range, glucophage is considered safe for pregnancy, and we do not normally want to change a medication that a woman is stable on.

However, 110 is a little high for a fasting blood sugar during pregnancy, so you may wish to discuss this with your provider.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.