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Christopher S Driskill, MD
5419 N Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1999

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Kathleen M Callaghan
(505) 392-6600
5419 N Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jerry D Mc Laughlin, MD
(505) 392-0077
5419 N Lovington Hwy Ste 25
Hobbs, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1991

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Kathleen Marie Callaghan, MD
5419 N Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1992

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Prakash M Ranka
(505) 433-4000
5419 N Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Carmen Rosa Gonzalez, MD
(505) 392-0123
5419 N Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1984

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Jerry McLaughlin
(575) 392-0077
5419 N Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Padmini Santosh, MD
(804) 452-2926
5419 N Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kilpauk Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1986

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Prakash Ranka, MD
(505) 392-5890
5320 N Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Christopher S Driskill
(505) 393-6600
5419 N Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM
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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