Womens Health
Womens Health

Gestational Diabetes Linked to Mini Contraceptive Use?

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Mostly we know that the doses of estrogen and progesterone in oral contraception are so low, compared to pregnancy, that we tend to ignore their possible effect on diabetes and blood sugar. Most women who end pregnancy having not been a diabetic in the past are no longer diabetic if they deliver. Losing weight, exercising, and continuing the right diet are all important ways to control that.

But newest research, particularly done in Latina women, shows that mini pill use makes them over three times as likely to become diabetic post-pregnancy. At WHP, we test most women at the six-week checkup and then again yearly, and you may want to ask your own doc what they want to do with respect to diabetes.

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