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Q&A: How could diabetes affect my fertility?

I have diabetes -- could this impact my fertility?

Re: I have diabetes -- could this impact my fertility?

The Bump Expert

It's true, diabetes can affect fertility -- in women and men. Here's why: In women, there's an association with diabetes and insulin-related causes of infertility like polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS) and obesity. The hyperinsulinemia associated with PCOS and obesity is thought to increase functional androgen levels in these women which in turn can cause follicular arrest (i.e. anovulation) and can adversely affect egg quality. Sometimes, just by correcting the hyperinsulinemia associated with these conditions pregnancy can be achieved.

In men, diabetes can cause peripheral neuropathies (in other words, nerve damage) that can lead to retrograde ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. But these disorders can be treated -- sometimes with medications or sometimes through assisted reproductive technologies.

If you’re diabetic and comtemplating pregnancy, you should make sure that your blood sugar levels are well-controlled through diet, exercise, and/or medications, and seek early preconceptional counseling.

Dr. Nicole Browne

Q&A: How could diabetes affect my fertility?

Don't ask this question here, you should go see a doctor. I think that is not normal to have the mouth so dry, is a sign that you may have diabetes or you are dehydrated. It's not good for the baby. I don't have any specialized degrees to give you a right answer, that's why you should visit a doctor,

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Q&A: How could diabetes affect my fertility?

In men, diabetes can cause peripheral neuropathies (in other words, nerve damage) that can lead to retrograde ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. But these disorders can be treated -- sometimes with medications or sometimes through assisted reproductive technologies Pakar Seo

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