Will type 2 diabetes in mother cause any problem during pregnancy?
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Q. My fiance is having diabetes type 2. Will she face any problem during pregnancy?

Answered by  
Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar
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Professional Bio: Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with 20 years of clinical experience. He completed his MBBS at the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, MS in Obstetrics and Gyn... 

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This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 25, 2014 and last reviewed on: Sep 12, 2020
Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My fiance is having diabetes type 2. And I want to know what will be the impact in the following scenario. Can she postpone her period by eight days as we have some rituals to perform during our wedding? What will be the impact if she uses contraceptive pills in case of birth control? Will she face any problem during pregnancy?

Answered by  Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read through your query and understood your concern.

She can take Progesterone tablets (Medroxyprogesterone 10 mg twice daily) to postpone her period. These tablets may increase the requirement of antidiabetic medicines (tablets/insulin). So, she needs to monitor her blood sugar level (at least two to three times during the period she is taking tablets) to make sure that sugar control is fine.

Contraceptive pills used nowadays are low dose pills and have little or no impact on diabetes. Even if sugar levels increase, it can be treated by increasing the dose of antidiabetic medicines. So, she can use low dose contraceptive pills. Just consult your physician before starting those pills to make sure that the medicines do not interact with each other.

During pregnancy, if her sugar control is fine from three months before pregnancy, during pregnancy and till delivery of the baby, there will practically be no problem to the mother and baby. If sugar control is not good, there may be many problems about which there is no need to worry right now.

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