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I do not want to start insulin. My friend who started insulin now has to stay on it forever.
This is true to all patients with type 1 diabetes and partially true to certain people with type 2 diabetes. For patients with type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin and so will need   more
I am nineteen years old and now pregnant with my second child. I have just discovered like a week ago that i may have gestational diabetes. Should I be concerned that my baby may have birth defects?
How many weeks pregnant are you? Gestational diabetes (GDM) is not usually associated with birth defects because GDM does not usual start until after week 20 when the baby's organs are already fully formed. However, some women may have type 2 diabetes before they became pregnant but didn't even know it until they were screened for GDM. High blood glucoses in the first trimester may be associated with birth defects. Ask you obstetrician whether they think you have GDM or preexisting diabetes. In any case, an ultrasound of the baby can detect most birth defects and put your mind at ease.