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bls

Pregnant & looking for advice

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bls

I think I am pregnant. It has not yet been confirmed by the Dr. but 3 tests came up positive today. I have been trying to get my diabetes under control for pregnancy for a little over 3 months, but they are still up & down. My last A1C was 7.5. :(

I am very excited yet nervous as I do not feel my sugars are under enough control to have a baby. I am testing around 8 times a day, but still have 200+ numbers on a regular basis & then numerous lows as well. Does anyone have any good advice for me? I am heading in to see my Dr. tomorrow.

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genie86333

Cut back on carbs - avoid "white" foods - rice, potatoes, pasta, bread, flour, sugar.

 

I'm not sure what levels of low-carbing are ok for a developing baby, so start with small changes until you get your numbers under control.

 

Just remember, this can help preven the lows as well as the highs (since the lows *can* be caused by an over-reaction of the pancreas to the highs.)

 

Until then, don't stress...my mom was diabetic & pregnant with me at a time when low-fat eating was what was recommended & there was no home monitoring except to test for sugar in urine (which was always there because levels were still too high because of all the low-fat, high-carb foods) & I was just fine!

 

Oh, and congratulations & welcome to the forum!

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Jennah

Congratulations - I was told if you test positive on one at home test, and negetive on two others- still chances are you are pregnant..

 

After a bit of a surprise I am now happily 16 weeks pregnant, I was always under the impression it was difficult for diabetics to fall and i started my body detox and to fix my BSL and in an instant I was already pregnant.

 

When i found out my BSL was 7.5, i was very stressed nervous and felt awful for the first few weeks not having a lower HBA1C but at the end of the day can't change anything and all signs for me already point to a very enegetic and healthy normal bub and the specialist really wasnt concerned about 7.5HBA1C although obviously not ideal. My specialist wants me to aim to have not 1 hypo (im in Australia so thats below 4mmol) each fornight, which i really struggle with and find testing myself constantly - but as pregnancy hormones kick in need less insulin (i went down to a half of prepregnancy insulin) and once baby starts growing it affects your bodys absorbtion and slowly increase amount of insulin you need.

 

Your BSL needs to be kept stable now because baby cant make sugar so when you have a hypo they do too.. but they break down the sugar in their body so they dont get too big or in very early stages high levels dont impair of affect their developing little bodies.. definately not too late to sort out your diabeties now and im sure bubs will be fine.

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bls

Thank you both so much for your words of encouragement. I spoke to my doctor & she too wasn't as worried about the 7.5 A1C as I thought. Just need to really watch my sugars now...a lot more testing. I tested 15 times yesterday & sugars were perfect all day...looks like I just need to give it a little more attention. :)

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GeishaGirl

Agree with genie -- my mom was a "brittle" type 1 in 1980 carrying me. I was a fat baby with WAY too much hair, but other than that -- totally fine :)

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