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Werner Wester Ebbinghaus, MD
(928) 726-5950
PO Box 5694
Yuma, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Westfalische Wilhelms-Univ, Med Fak, Munster, Ger (407-24 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1970

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Jaime Andres Cardenas, MD
(520) 341-9522
1975 W 24th St
Yuma, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1996

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John Brock Amon
(928) 783-3050
2911 South 8th Avenue
Yuma, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Maria Gasca-Holtz
(928) 783-3050
2911 S 8th Ave
Yuma, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Vining
(928) 783-3050
2911 S 8th Ave
Yuma, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Carol May Dehasse, MD
(928) 726-5950
1965 W 24th St
Yuma, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1997

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Maria L Gasca Holtz, MD
(928) 344-2900
1030 W 24th St
Yuma, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1986

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Erick Martinez
(928) 783-3050
2911 S 8th Ave
Yuma, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Surendher Lokareddy, MD
(928) 341-4650
1695 W 24th St
Yuma, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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Raja Sekar Mittapalli
(928) 819-8812
2060 W 24th St
Yuma, AZ
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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