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Richard Michael Ragsdale, MD
(815) 963-4089
1400 Broadway Ste 201
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Rockford Mem Hosp, Rockford, Il; Swedish American Hosp, Rockford, Il
Group Practice: Northern Illinois Women's Ctr

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Martin Anyebuno
(815) 489-4177
1401 E State St
Rockford, IL
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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John Trapp
(815) 489-4551
1415 E State St
Rockford, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joanna Danielle Stark, MD
(800) 764-4405
1221 E State St
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1998

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Alberto Silva, MD
(800) 764-4405
1221 E State St
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: Grant Hosp, Chicago, Il; St Joseph Hosp & Hlthcare Ctr, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: 26th Street Medical Svc Corp

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Arturo Santiago Manas, MD
Camelot Twr 1415 East State Street South
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac'L Pedro Henriquez Urena, Esc De Med, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep
Graduation Year: 1979

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Beth Ann Schleicher, MD
(815) 489-4646
1415 E State St Ste 405
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1994

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Wenho Yang, MD
1609 E State St Apt 203
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med, Bayamon Pr 00621
Graduation Year: 2001

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Priya Sabharwal
(815) 489-4551
1415 E State St
Rockford, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Arturo Santiago Manas
(815) 965-7117
1415 E State St
Rockford, IL
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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