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Jeffrey Patrick Phelan, MD
(626) 440-1503
8611 W Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1973

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Kristine Michelle King, MD
8611 W Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 2001

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Leslie S Meyer, MD
(770) 474-0064
4991 Wild Canyon Ct
Woodbury, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1998

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Charles T Brown
(651) 739-1848
8360 City Centre Dr
Woodbury, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ann Catherine Casey
(651) 735-7414
1875 Woodwinds Dr
Woodbury, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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Thomas Edward Grande, MD
(952) 227-9141
8451 East Point Douglas Road South South
Cottage Grove, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1975

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Mark Wayne Austin, MD
8611 W Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1980

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Buvana R Reddy
(651) 702-5300
8450 Seasons Pkwy
Woodbury, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Wanda Patton Adefris
(651) 686-6400
1875 Woodwinds Dr
Woodbury, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Wanda E Adefris, MD
(651) 686-6400
1875 Woodwinds Dr
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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