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Diabetes can cause difficulties during pregnancy such as a miscarriage or a baby born with birth defects. Women with diabetes are also more likely to have a heart attack, and at a younger age, than women without diabetes. You may be interested in our book, Diabetes A to Z: What You Need to Know About Diabetes—Simply Put.
Expecting? Learn why women who have never had diabetes may be at risk during pregnancy.
Some women with diabetes have less interest in sex because of depression or changes in blood sugar levels that can leave them feeling tired or irritable.