Diabetes and Contraception: Risks/Options

OPINION: Dr Ken Romeo   775-870-6942

Pregnancy outcome depends on glycaemic control before conception among women with diabetes, so contraception options for women with diabetes mellitus is an extremely important issue.

Types of diabetes such as Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, women with history of gestational diabetes, and breast feeding diabetic mothers may be a consideration in selecting a contraceptive method.

On the other hand presence of diabetic complications is a significant determinant.

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Different methods of contraception as oral, injectable, implant, intrauterine devices are available. Patient’s choice and health issues both should be considered while prescribing a contraceptive to a woman with diabetes.

Emergency contraception is sometimes required in situations where there is chance of contraceptive failure. It is important for a woman to review the different contraceptive methods with their physician; their use and limitations. Only then can you make a rational choice for a woman.

Yours in Health!

Dr. Ken Romeo

Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV.

Though each article contained on this Blog is derived from published Clinical and Research data contained in various national and international databases with links provided,

NO ARTICLE OR CONCLUSION IS MEANT TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, PREVENT OR CURE DISEASE.

CONSULT YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES TO YOUR HEALTH REGIMEN.

 Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27590959 

CONTACT: DrKenRomeo1@yahoo.com

 

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