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T L Jenkins MD

Katy doctor discusses diabetes and high-risk pregnancy

High risk pregnancy doctor in Katy area

One in ten American women over the age of 19 has diabetes. If you are one of them, it is essential to have a doctor who understands the potential for a high-risk pregnancy, and guides you on steps to lessen chance of complications for you and your child. Dr. Jenkins, Dr. Falae, and Dr. Torres share this insight for women in the Katy, TX area.

Understanding diabetes

The pancreas produces insulin. This hormone helps turn glucose from the foods you eat into energy that can be utilized by cells in the body. When the body does not use or make insulin correctly, glucose builds up, elevating blood sugar levels. The body begins to use other hormones to turn fat into energy, releasing toxic chemicals.

Untreated diabetes takes its toll in many ways, including:

  • Kidney damage
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Vision problems and blindness
  • Diabetic neuropathy and other forms of nerve damage
  • Reduced ability to heal from injury
  • Skin problems

How pregnancy impacts diabetes

Fluctuating hormones affect glucose levels. Diabetes increases risk of preeclampsia and eclampsia, pregnancy-induced hypertension, which can have serious health implications. Diabetic mothers may be more prone to vaginal and bladder infections, as well. Your baby may have a higher birth weight, potentially complicating delivery. You may need to be prepared for an early delivery.

Schedule an appointment with your gynecology and obstetrics doctor BEFORE you become pregnant. The doctor may suggest an educational program or provide materials to help you understand how to control the condition during pregnancy. You will learn how to eat properly, and the doctor will monitor blood sugar carefully, making adjustments to your diabetes medication as needed.

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It is possible to have a full-term, healthy pregnancy with diabetes. Call Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine at 855 346 8610 to schedule an appointment with the high-risk pregnancy doctors trusted throughout Katy, TX – Drs. Jenkins, Falae, and Torres.

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"He is a good listener. I have struggled with OB/GYN issues for years that have virtually disappeared after seeing him for a year. He gave good advice, prescribed appropriate medicine, and ordered essential & telling lab tests."
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We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.

Dr. Adebola I. Falae, MD, FACOG received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and medical degree from University of Rochester Medical School, NY. She completed her residency training at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Women’s healthcare is her primary concern.

Dr. Maria Torres, MD, FACOG earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University, and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, before completing residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She’s an expert in infertility evaluation and high-risk pregnancies.

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Gynecologist Katy TX - Open Quote He delivered both of my girls (now 5 & 3) and I think about him and his staff almost daily. He is the best doctor and an awesome person. He will always have a place in my heart! Gynecologist Katy TX

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