Insulin Resistance

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I have just been diagnosed with insulin resistance and have begun my treatment. How long before I would become pregnant

ANSWER

Diabetes does not change your chances of becoming pregnant unless you are seriously overweight. However, your doctor may want you to delay pregnancy until your blood sugars are stable.

If you are on insulin, your pregnancy would be considered higher risk, and you should consult a specialist before conceiving.

-- Cynthia, CNM