How does Diabetes affect female infertility?

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Today, November 14th is World Diabetes Day. Eva Clinics want to raise awareness on the impact of this condition on female infertility.  Diabetes is a chronic disease which appears when either the body does not produce enough insulin or when it is not efficiently used.

According to the latest findings from the WHO, 200 million people in the world are affected by Diabetes. If you follow the necessary precautions before and after the pregnancy, this disease can no longer become an obstacle which stops you from achieving your dream.

Diabetes and female infertility

Diabetes in women can make the process to get pregnant more difficult and it can affect the foetus development.  On one hand, high glucose levels decrease the production of hormones such as estrogens, progesterone and testosterone which are necessary for the female fertility.

The hormonal changes produced by this disease can finally affect the menstrual cycles by causing absent or delayed menstruation and premature menopause.

The dysfunctions caused by diabetes can deteriorate in women affected by obesity. However, by keeping under strict control the blood sugar levels can help to avoid these problems.

Medical studies have shown that women affected by diabetes can get pregnant and have totally healthy babies as long as they keep the blood sugar levels under strict monitoring before and after the pregnancy.

If you are thinking of having a baby, it is essential checking your diabetes level to avoid possible health complications during the pregnancy. The purpose is reaching the same blood glucose levels as the women who are not affected by this condition.

  • Maintain a healthy diet by controlling the foods and their quantity according to your endocrinologist’s medical instructions.
  • Keep a healthy weight during pregnancy.
  • Check your sugar blood levels every day.
  • If you are pregnant, have moderate physical exercises.

In addition to these main tips, the medication and regular appointments with your physician are essential both before and after the pregnancy in order to avoid any problem. In this way, women affected by this disease can safely conceive as other women.

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