No, we cannot do shots in the stomach because of the baby. So, I have been doing them in the back of my arm. Actually, my husband is a nurse, so he does them for me. I lucked out there.
As far as complications, I have never heard still birth. It does increase your risk for preclampsia. Diabetes can make the baby be too large to deliver vaginally, especially if the diabetes is not controlled or if it is caught too late. The baby also has a chance to have low blood sugar, or hypoglycemic, after delivery and they are detached from us. In this case, this can be controlled with glucose medication and prompt feedings. I also know that we are now at further risk to be diabetic in the future (Type II diabetes). So, your primary care physician will probably be checking your sugar levels more often. Most women get rid of the diabetes at delivery, but some do not. Others just develop diabetes later in life. The baby may be jaundice as well when born due to the diabetes.