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type II Diabetes and pregnancy

I am 5 w & 4 days pg, and my dr said to come off my metformin until I see a diabetes/pregnancy dr, but last year I was pregnant and sadly we lost the baby, that dr said to keep taking my metformin, anyone else getting conflicting info?
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141598 tn?1355675363
The only way to know whether diabetes medication is needed, or not, is by way of blood testing. Your PCP can perform one or more of the following diabetes tests; a fasting test, or an OGTT [Oral Glucose Tolerance Test], and the best an A1c test.

231441 tn?1333896366
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Metformin is generally considered safe during pregnancy.

High blood sugar in early pregnancy can cause birth defects and/or loss of the pregnancy.

I'd say you need to start testing your blood sugars regularly, eat carefully (low carb), exercise appropriately, and get in to see a doctor as soon as possible.

Some doctors will switch patients from metformin to insulin during pregnancy.

Don't do anything until you get a second opinion.  And remember blood sugar control is critical.
1574695 tn?1322594197
thanks for replying

i am type 2 diabetic and have pcos. my dr sai the last two tests they did u wouldnt know i was diabeteic as my control is good, i asked if i needed to switch and test everyday and he said no, but then told me to stop taking them and wait until the specialist tells me if i can take them, i havent styopped them as i would rather be safe then lose my baby again,

there is so much conflicting infomation about metformin, and being type 2 and with pcos makes it a nightmare..

thanks again for replying
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