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James Earl Mc Enaney, MD
(507) 451-1124
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1956

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Derek Alan Beyer, MD
(507) 444-5030
Owatonna, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1999
Hospital
Hospital: Fairmont Comm Hosp, Fairmont, Mn
Group Practice: Owatonna Clinic Mhs

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Linda M Huffington
(507) 451-1120
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Scott Herbert Schultz, MD
(507) 451-1120
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1987

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Scott H Schultz
(507) 451-1120
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Cline Guy Hickok, MD
(507) 451-1120
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1974

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Cline Guy Hickok
(507) 451-1120
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Derek A Beyer
(507) 451-1120
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Janet Beckman, MD
(507) 451-1120
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Owatonna Hospital, Owatonna, Mn
Group Practice: Owatonna Clinic Mhs

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Thomas George Howell
(507) 333-3300
924 1st St Ne
Faribault, MN
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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