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Roger Howard Knowlton, DO
(802) 223-7366
PO Box 547
Barre, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1981

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Sheila R Glaess
(802) 371-5961
130 Fisher Rd Ste 1-4
Berlin, VT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Boyd Coates III, MD
(802) 229-5498
195 Hospital Loop Ste 5
Berlin, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1967

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Roger E Ehret
(802) 371-5961
130 Fisher Rd Ste 1-4
Berlin, VT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ellamarie B Russo-DeMara
(802) 728-2430
44 S Main St
Randolph, VT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Markus Chaim Martin, MD
(802) 433-1649
4520 Vt Route 14
Williamstown, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1974

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Sheila Renee Glaess, MD
(802) 371-5961
130 Fisher Rd
Montpelier, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1997

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Roger H Knowlton
(802) 371-5961
130 Fisher Rd Ste 1-4
Berlin, VT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Gail Susan Yanowitch
(802) 371-5961
130 Fisher Rd Ste 1-4
Berlin, VT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Anne Elizabeth Stohrer, MD
(802) 728-2401
41 S Main St
Randolph, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1982

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Diabetes and Pregnancy

If you have diabetes, it does not mean that you cannot deliver a healthy baby, or even that you will have pregnancy complications. It does mean that you will have to pay close attention to your health and have a solid medical team behind you. Before you conceive, find a physician who specializes in diabetes and pregnancy. Once you do conceive, you must find an ophthalmologist, as vision problems are a diabetes complication that is quite common in pregnancy.

You will need to make sure that your blood sugar is stable for at least three months prior to conception, so you should increase your glucose monitoring to 6-8 times per day. After you conceive, your blood sugar needs to be as near normal as possible for at least three months. If you are overweight because of diabetes, you need to get your weight to a normal level before you conceive. You may have fertility problems if you are overweight, and you can suffer from serious health complications during pregnancy. Start slowly by walking, swimming or stretching, and work up to three low intensity workouts a week to get in shape for pregnancy.

Women who become pregnant and do not properly manage diabetes can face hypertension and kidney problems. Your child has a higher risk of becoming obese if you do not watch your insulin closely. Your baby could be born with jaundice - a liver condition that makes the skin turn yellow. In more serious cases, your baby can die from improper blood sugar management during later pregnancy. Avoid these risks by getting your health in check before you conceive.

Your diet plays a huge role in your diabetes management before conception and pregnancy. You must balance your meals with fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low fat dairy products. Make sure you are eating at the proper times as determined by your doctor, to avoid your blood sugar dropping too much. Working with your doctor, you can figure out a meal plan that will help with your diabetes m...

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