Diabetes can be especially hard on women. The burden of diabetes on women is unique because the disease can affect both mothers and their unborn children. Diabetes can cause difficulties during pregnancy such as a miscarriage or baby born with birth defects. Women with diabetes are also more likely to have a heart attack, and at a younger age, then women without diabetes. For more information please call AST Diabetes & Wellness at 405-701-7977. This is a message from the American Diabetes Association and AST Diabetes & Wellness Program.