Pregnant Diabetics

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Any other pregnant diabetics out there? I am 17 weeks pregnant today, I'm 29 and have had diabetes for 23 years. I use an Omnipod and recently started on a Dexcom. Things have been good so far, I'm just looking for others to relate to and talk with as sometimes diabetic pregnancy can be a lonely thing since it is difficult to comprehend the work that goes into it. Especially mentally and emotionally. My a1c has been surprising good, I'm thinking it's all the extra motivation.
The first week before I knew I was pregnant was bonkers, my blood sugar was just bouncing all over the place. I even told my husband, "I think I must be getting sick, something is wrong with my blood sugar". I increased my basal rates 30% across the board and it all calmed down. I would love to hear from anyone about pregnancy and diabetes.
Posted about 2 years ago
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Hi Andee!

Yes, me! I'm 6 weeks, I'm 29 years old and have had diabetes for 25 years! I am also on the Dexcom and the animas pump. My numbers have been going nuts this week. Unexplained highs all over the place. I have also been increasing my basal 30%. I'd love to chat more and find out how your journey is going!!



Posted about 2 years ago
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Hi Mandy,

My blood sugars early on were a little crazy too, I was shocked by how quickly pregnancy effected my blood sugars. I'm doing good. My last a1c was 5.5, everyone seems really satisfied with that. Our level 2 ultrasound showed no signs of abnormalities. Baby's weight gain is on track. Everything seems to be moving right along smoothly. One of the biggest things for me was finding slow burning foods to keep my blood sugar stable without spikes; I've eaten more black beans, lentils and quinoa than any other time in my life.
You are doing this really difficult and incredible thing! Sometimes it just helped me to hear from someone else that really understood how difficult this is. We've finally made it to the point where I have started thinking about more fun stuff like buying cute crib sheets, baby names and that moment when I actually get to hold this baby in my arms for the first time.
Another emotional challenge I had was when we first went to the OB he decided I needed to come in every 2 weeks. I almost cried, the idea of leaving work and taking time off every other week when I was already behind and tired was too much - but it turns out that I love going to the OB and seeing our baby on the ultrasound. Don't be overwhelmed with doctor appointments. I think I've had 17 doctors appointments since January-all related to diabetes management of the baby.
Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about my experience. How have you been feeling?


Posted about 2 years ago
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Hi all,
Just found out that I'm newly pregnant (4 weeks and a few days). I would love to connect with some other pregnant T1 ladies!

Posted about 2 years ago
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Congratulations!! It's an exciting and nerve-wracking time. You'll do great! Did your blood sugars change at all yet?
Posted about 2 years ago
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Nope. I actually have no symptoms of pregnancy at all, so that's pretty nerve wracking. Going to the OB/GYN on Monday.
Posted about 2 years ago
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Posted about 2 years ago
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hi! I did too!- and im type 1. i am guessing im about 5 weeks! kinda crazy!  how are you feeling? any crazy symptoms? have you gone into the doctor yet? I have had some really bad cramps but that is about it.  and a little moody too.  thats about it.  
Posted about 2 years ago
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Hi Everyone, I am 29 and I have been a type 2 diabetic for over 12 years and I just found out i'm a couple of weeks pregnant.  As many other women on this site I have had some ups and downs with my blood sugars levels, I was on Glumetza and Victoza.  When i told my Diabetic Dr we would like to start trying to have kids he removed all my meds and gave me insulin at bed time, which i incresed by 2 units every other day.  After a couple of weeks he felt my blood sugar levels were not good at all (15 to 19 in the morning), so he added glyburid and the next day my levels stabilized (5 to 7 in the morning).  It was amazing!  Now i'm kind of nervous since it was recommended that we wait a couple of months for stable results however only a month pasted before i got pregnant.  I'm hoping that with regular testing, working out and healthy eating habits I will keep my diabeties under control and have a nice pregnancy.  Does anyone have any tips or successful methods to keep weight and blood sugar levels under control?
Posted about 2 years ago
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hi all...i hv been diagnosed with type 2 in feb 2015..,i n my hubby were so much prepared to hv 2nd child (i have 3 yrs son) n this news came as a shock for us...v r hearing such bad stories of diabetic+pregnant...i m so confused...not sure whether v should plan a 2nd child...doctor does say yes...but...can any1 help me understand how it was for u???
Posted about 2 years ago