Forever a Type 1 trying for kids

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Hi I'm Lizzi.  I am 24 years old and I have been Type 1 since I was 7 years old.  I would like to say that I have always had good control but that would be a lie.  My Junior year of high school I had an A1C of 12.4.  I had been ignoring the fact that I was diabetic because I was sick of the way that people would treat me.  I figured as long as I got my Lantus and a few shots of Humalog a day I was fine.  My A1C's had been around a 9 or a 10 up until then and I really didn't see what the big deal was.  A few weeks before the appointment when I got the 12 I had cut my leg just below my calf muscle at work pretty bad.  It wasn't a huge deal but it was a pretty nasty cut that wouldn't seem to heal.  It was red and sore and it was driving me crazy.  When I went in for my appointment my doctor asked me if I had noticed anything different with my body since my A1C had been so high.  I mentioned the cut and he told me that it wasn't going to heal until I got my levels under control and that if my A1C wasn't down in the next few months I could kiss my dreams of having children goodbye.  He very bluntly told me what it would feel like to lose my leg and my kidneys and my eyes and then sent me on my way with my prescriptions.  It didn't really sink in until that night but I just cried.  I have always dreamed of being a mother and I wasn't going to give that dream up.

Fast forward to the beginning of 2013 and I am happily married and my husband and I have just decided to start having kids.  My A1C around the first of the year was an 8 so in February I decided to get a pump and a CGM.  Last month my A1C was 6.5 and my doctors have given me the go ahead to kick the birth control.  We didn't really start trying until this month and I couldn't be happier.  

The main reason I came to this site is to find friends with the same challenges as me.  I am sick of being alone and I hate having to explain to everyone why I don't want to go out for pizza after I check and my blood sugar is 150.  I just want to feel understood and to feel like I have people on my team.  I also want to be able to share my own experiences to help others so that it's easier on all of us.
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