Diabetes & Infertility

There are about 1.3 billion people in India — roughly four times the population of the United States. However, 72.9 million people in India had diabetes as of 2017, which rose from 40.9 million in 2007. Most of this increase is in cases of type 2 diabetes, which is caused by insulin resistance and the pancreas slowly losing the ability to make insulin.


Diabetes & Infertility

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Updated on:
February 21, 2023

Diabetes & Infertility

What is diabetes?


When the pancreas is unable to create insulin or when the body is unable to utilise the insulin that it does, diabetes develops. Long-term harm can be done to the kidneys, heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and kidneys. Diabetes is becoming more common in the world.

What variations of diabetes are there?

Type I, type II, and gestational diabetes are the three primary subtypes.Type I diabetes can develop at any age, but it most frequently affects children and adolescents. In type I diabetes, the body generates either very little or no insulin; as a result, daily insulin doses are necessary.Type II Diabetes: The body cannot use the insulin it generates when it has type II diabetes. Adults who are middle-aged, overweight, or older are more likely to experience it.Gestational diabetes: It typically manifests in some pregnant women. Usually, gestational diabetes goes away after the baby is born. Type II diabetes is more likely to strike women who have gestational diabetes in the future.

How does diabetes affect both men and women's fertility?

Different aspects of the male and female reproductive systems may be impacted by diabetes. However, diabetic women are still capable of having a spontaneous conception.Women who have type II diabetes may be more likely to be obese and have high body fat percentages. Women who are overweight or obese are more likely to experience hormonal imbalances that lead to irregular menstrual periods, trouble releasing eggs, and infertility. Diabetes increases the chance of sexual dysfunction in women, which makes intimacy challenging.Diabetes can harm the nerves and the blood flow to the organs if it is not well managed. Therefore, men with diabetes may have trouble achieving or sustaining a penile erection. Retrograde ejaculation might result from ejaculatory issues brought on by diabetes in males. As a result, semen exits through the penis rather than the urine bladder.

What are the methods for controlling diabetes?

Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is the main objective of diabetes management. It's crucial to study how foods affect blood sugar levels and to follow a balanced diet. Avoid foods and beverages that are heavy in sugar and other junk food that quickly raise blood sugar levels after ingestion (avoid high glycemic index foods). The main components of the diabetes treatment strategy are physical activity and diet knowledge.In addition to lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, insulin and other diabetic drugs are advised for the management of diabetes. Prior to receiving fertility therapy, it's critical that your blood sugar levels be close to normal, ideally for three months.


Diabetes can affect both men and women's ability to conceive in a variety of ways. For women, this is generally accomplished by lowering ovulation frequency and womb lining health, both of which make it challenging for pregnancy to develop. Additionally, there is a higher chance of miscarriages and difficult high-risk pregnancies. Men are more likely to experience problems keeping an erection and having poor ejaculation.

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Is IVF hard on women’s bodies?

You will have much more hormones rushing through your body than usual as a result of all the hormone injections required during IVF. You might feel cranky, bloated, or even high libido as a result of that. It's not uncommon for women to gain a little weight. Hormone injections can affect your weight and also your hunger levels, along with changes in your emotions. Expect some changes to happen in your body and mind.

What is the cost of IVF treatment in Jananam?

Please check the pricing page.

Can I smoke during IVF treatment?

Smoking is a strict "No" if you’re looking to get pregnant. This is applicable to both men and women. Smoking has shown to have a big impact on the quality of the sperms and eggs and hence it’s advisable that you quit smoking if you’re planning to start a family.

What are the steps involved in IVF treatment?

A step by step guide to IVF treatment is conveyed in this video by our Medical Director – Dr Vani Sundarapandian..

Can I work and commute when undergoing IVF treatment?

This can only be suggested on a case to case basis depending on the various factors associated with the patient, such as age, medical condition, quality of eggs/sperms etc.

At what age is IVF most successful?

IVF success rates vary as it depends on multiple factors. One of these major factors is age. The success rate is almost 55-60% in women who are less than 35 years of age. The success rate goes down as the woman’s age increases. Ideally, the 20s and 30s are the best age to have a successful IVF.

How do I prepare my body for IVF?

It's pretty doable. Begin taking prenatal supplements, keep a healthy weight, stop using drugs, drinking alcohol, or smoking, avoid serious infectious infections, which could cause a delay in treatment, and reduce consuming caffeine. Basically, maintain a healthy body by eating healthy and exercising regularly.

How much of infertility is because of the man?

1/3 of infertility cases are attributable to men, 1/3 are attributable to women, and the rest are a combination of male and female factors or unexplained problems.

Do IVF hormones make you emotional?

Some women report having minimal to no reactions, while others say they are extremely anxious or even depressed. So be aware that you can experience an emotional response to the hormone changes; if you do, this is completely normal and okay.

How long should I try before deciding to see a fertility specialist?

If you’re unable to conceive after a year of actively trying to conceive, then you should consult a doctor.

Is IVF painful?

IVF shots are typically not too painful. Although there is a stinging feeling, it is not bothersome. The needles are too thin to cause any pain. When you inject the medication, you can invite your partner or perhaps a friend to stand by your side.

Can i drink alcohol during IVF treatment?

Drinking is strictly discouraged while prepping for IVF. Some studies have shown that alcohol may have an effect on the outcome of IVF.

Do IVF babies look different?

The woman becomes pregnant once the embryo is implanted in her uterus, and after a certain amount of time, she gives birth to her child. IVF children are just like any other children. In fact, it is impossible to tell an IVF baby apart from other kids unless you are told.

What is the cost of IVF treatment in Jananam?

To know more about the cost of IVF treatment, please visit our pricing page.

Are IVF babies always healthy?

Yes is the clear-cut response. With the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF), millions of healthy children have been born. There are no immediate or long-term risks to the child's health associated with the procedure. The method of conception is the main distinction between IVF babies and regular babies.

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