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Terrell Morgan Bond
(260) 458-2641
1717 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Phillip Tyndall
(260) 458-2641
1717 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Chik Amechi
(260) 422-7427
800 Broadway # 315
Fort Wayne, IN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St Josephs Med Ctr, Fort Wayne, In
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Mark A Pierce
(260) 373-8070
2710 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Merrill W Rusher, MD FACS
(219) 424-5106
3003 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cincinnati
Graduation Year: 1943

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Konrad Boyd Thomas, MD
(260) 456-6700
800 Broadway
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1991

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Chik Amechi
(260) 422-7427
800 Broadway
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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William H Deschner, MD
(909) 336-2156
2414 E State Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1973

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Kathryn Ann Garner, MD
(260) 482-8241
1818 Carew St
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1988

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Todd Connelly Rumsey, MD
(260) 482-8241
1818 Carew St
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Parkview Mem Hosp, Fort Wayne, In
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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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