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graceginger

New to Diabetes Type 1 & Pregnant?!?

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graceginger

I found out at the beginning of this year that I am Type 1- which explains a lot and changes even more in my life. I am 29years old, have been married to my best friend for the last 11 years; we have a ten year old son,a five year old girl and have found out that we are 15 weeks into having a third addition to our family. Needless to say, I am terrified of what potential problems could develop. Between warnings from my perinatologist and horror stories from well meaning friends I have been all but blind sighted! What are the chances of complications, birth defects or the baby having diabetes. Someone please help calm my fears! My diabetes is VERY new to me (my sugars were running between 500 & 1,000 at diagnosis) and getting them at correct levels is a daily struggle. My hubby and I are looking for some wise counsel. Thank you:) Alisha

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KCP

The best thing to do is take into account that everyone, though well meaning, has a story to tell. ALmost all are horror stories.

 

But these days with the caare that can be given by your doctors and specialist care there is not reason why you cannot give birht to a healthy, normal child. Keeping your control as straight as possible wil be all you need to do. By this i mean within as normal a range as possible.

 

If you need advice on how to do this go ahead and ask :) We're all here to help!!

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Meghann0409

Work with your endo. Fax/call numbers weekly when you are having highs/lows!

 

My routine - 12w with our first, using a pump with Novolog.

 

Goals:

 

AM fasting under 90

Pre-meal under 105 and

1 hour post meal under 120.

Testing 7-8x/day - wake, pre/post breakfast, pre/post lunch, pre/post dinner, before bed.

 

Eating: 2ch breakfast - no dairy, juice, fruit, or cereal - suggest toast or english muffin with protein - peanut butter, or egg, bacon, cheese is my fav.

3-4ch lunch and dinner, keep snacking to free foods.

 

Congratulations!

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Meghann0409

And to ACTUALLY answer your question - sorry - my Dr. said I will get a Level 2 ultrasound at 20 weeks just for better pics, and I am getting the 1st tri screenings (you're past that!)

 

My OB today told me that there is a higher chance of heart problems for Moms that are diabetic - so they watch close for pregnancy induced hypertension.

 

Really, watch your sugars and listen to the Dr's - you'll be fine!!

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sarahspins

I don't know how much better it will make you feel, but I was diagnosed T1 at 19 weeks into my first pregnancy with #'s in the 400's and 500's.. my A1C at the time was 8.4%... my pregnancy was fine from that point on, and he was delivered totally healthy and at a completely normal size (an ounce shy of 8lbs) at 39 weeks :)

 

I've since had two more, not entirely planned, but I was in good control at conception both times so it wasn't a super big deal.

 

Apart from Level 2 ultrasounds, an echo at 24 weeks, and then BPP's twice a week at the end.. there's no reason to expect your pregnancy to go any differently than your others... you get more monitoring, but it's really not a big problem (I, personally, loved the BPP's at the end.. even the NST portion, since it was quiet time all by myself).

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Ted_Hutchinson

You will find helpful information in

 

The Vitamin D Newsletter

particularly the section

Pregnancy and Gestational Vitamin D Deficiency

 

It will also be worth your while to watch the

 

YouTube - Vitamin D/Diabetes

Allow about 45minutes to watch the whole video or if you want to just study the slides shown in that presentation by one of the world's leading vitamin D researchers you can find them by searching for

Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency Seminar

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lorilei

i was misdiagnosed gd and struggled with a rollercoaster bg, even on insulin regime, throughout my third pregnancy....i was correctly dx about a month and a 1/2 later...plus i had htn and was on partial bedrest for that vs the bg....other than being fatigued, i've no horror stories to tell...

 

btw I have a very awesome 2 yr old and delivery was still a snap for me...

 

keep the sugars in check as best as possible...hormones can really fiddle with them...and in some ways just as important..keep the stress on the down low..you and baby will be fine ;)

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