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Adnan Ahmad Ashkar, MD
(913) 682-6818
920 6th Ave
Leavenworth, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Baghdad, Coll Of Med, Baghdad, Iraq
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.Larry Watts
(913) 680-1008
Saint John OB GYN, Suite 141, 3550 South 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Luellen Lynne Hull, MD
14105 NW 74th St
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1987

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Kelly Beth Nichols, MD
5844 NW Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1996

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Bridget M Abney
(816) 741-9122
5844 Nw Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Donald G Peghee
(913) 651-2163
1001 6th Ave
Leavenworth, KS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Francis Hinyin Tseng, MD
(814) 454-8188
Dwight D Eisenhower Department Vet Affairs Medicin
Leavenworth, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1979

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Karen K Driskell
(816) 741-9122
5844 Nw Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bridget Marie Abney, MD
5844 NW Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1996

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Kathleen De Krey, MD
(816) 741-9122
5800 NW Barry Rd Ste 100
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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