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Lauretta Anne Connelly, MD
(931) 528-6945
109 W 6th St
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Glasgow, Fac Of Med, Glasgow, Scotland (803-05 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1972

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Michael Palma Casal
(931) 520-1529
1080 Neal St.
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jeffrey James Gleason, MD
(931) 528-7527
317 N Hickory Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Cookeville Reg Med Ctr, Cookeville, Tn
Group Practice: Ob-Gyn Assoc

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Dr.Michael Casal
(931) 520-1529
1080 Neal St # 200
Cookeville, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.9, out of 5 based on 17, reviews.

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Harry Leslie Stuber
(931) 372-1746
503 N Cedar Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Paige Gernt
(931) 528-7527
317 North Hickory Avenue
Cookeville, TN
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Bert E Geer
(931) 528-7527
317 N Hickory Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
General Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Emergency Medicine

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Michael S Pippin
(931) 528-7527
317 N Hickory Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jennifer Noel Prigg
(931) 526-6248
315 N Washington Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jeffrey J Gleason
(931) 528-7527
317 N Hickory Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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