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Diabetes and Pregnancy Warwick RI

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John Douglas Nisbet
(401) 738-8800
390 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mary Catherine DeRosa
(401) 384-6444
400 Bald Hill Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mauro Colavita
(401) 739-2000
166 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Gerald Smith
(401) 738-4074
469 Centerville Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert Andrew Salk, DO
166 Toll Gate Rd Ste B
Warwick, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1983

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Kathleen Ruth Woodruff, MD
166 Toll Gate Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1992

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Marian Craighill
(401) 732-7324
475 Kilvert St
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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J Gerald Smith, MD
(401) 738-4074
469 Centerville Rd Ste 102
Warwick, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1965

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Beth Gerfin Marcaccio
(401) 384-6444
400 Bald Hill Rd
Warwick, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Timothy Spurrell
(401) 739-2000
166 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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