Ep 205: A Deep Dive into Diabetes and Thinking Ahead to Pregnancy

Patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes often have specialized health considerations that ideally are addressed before a baby is on the way. Join Dr. Carrie Bedient from The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Abby Eblen from Nashville Fertility Center and Dr. Susan Hudson from Texas Fertility Center as they break down the basics of diabetes and prediabetes and how they relate to pregnancy as well as the distinctions between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and how they are managed differently. The doctors also detail the importance of A1C levels and the story behind those numbers in support of a healthy pregnancy. The doctors further explain how diabetes links to fertility including how insulin influences egg production, when it is safest for a diabetic patient to get pregnant and why optimizing pre-pregnancy health is vital to minimize diabetic risk factors to ensure the best outcome for mother and baby. 

Today’s episode is brought to you by Theralogix and Cicero Diagnostics