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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 and Dr. Falae 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 and Falae.

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Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Falae, Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Stephanie Roy, M.D.

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.

Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading professional who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.

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I just went there today for the very first time and Dr. Jenkins is very thorough and listens very well. He makes you feel comfortable and not rushed, he's genuine, caring and proactive I would highly recommend him!

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