A patient is pregnant and is at 7 weeks gestation She has type 1 diabetes and

A patient is pregnant and is at 7 weeks gestation she

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Question 14 A patient is pregnant and is at 7 weeks' gestation. She has type 1 diabetes and has been taking insulin since she was 13 years old. She asks the nurse if the insulin will be harmful to her baby. The best response to the patient by the nurse would be “You will have to discontinue the insulin therapy during your pregnancy, but you will resume the medication after delivery.” “Insulin is usually the drug of choice for controlling blood glucose levels during pregnancy because it does not cross into the placenta.”
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“I will tell your physician that you are concerned about taking insulin during your pregnancy.” “You will need to continue taking your insulin because hyperglycemia is thought to contribute to low birth weight.”
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