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Dr.Angela Langer
(417) 347-2525
1532 W 32nd St # 301
Joplin, MO
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Freeman Health System
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Kimberly Jaye McIntosh, MD
3333 Mc Intosh Cir
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1998

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Terry Keith Grebe, MD
1221 Mc Intosh Cir
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1972

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George Fielding Robie Jr, MD
(918) 485-1373
2817 Mc Clelland Blvd Ste 50
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1974

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Willis Herman Kephart, MD
(417) 782-1271
3302 Mc Intosh Cir
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1978

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Michelle Adriana Boice, MD
(417) 623-6056
2817 Mc Clelland Blvd Ste 52
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1990

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John W Chesney
(417) 782-3500
1002 Mc Intosh Cir
Joplin, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Hugh Lake Lacey, MD
(417) 624-2111
1905 W 32nd St Ste 306
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1978

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Lee Roy Rice, MD
(417) 782-1271
3302 Mc Intosh Cir Ste 1
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1973

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Denis E Percell, DO
(417) 623-7171
2902 Mc Clelland Blvd Ste B8
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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