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dlife

Hi all... I am pregnant!! :-)))

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dlife

Hi everybody,

 

I came to know that I am 4 weeks pregnant. I am so confused now as to what care needs to be taken to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

 

First of all, I am on Janumet 50/500 mg once a day. My recent a1c is 6.0. Can I continue on Janumet (My doc said it's a category B medicine) or switch to Metformin.

 

Anybody here who is type II and been on similar medicines during pregnancy? Are they safe to use...please advise.

 

Thanks a lot.

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morrisma

Congrats on the pending rugrat!

 

I am T1 so i know little about the drugs you are taking but the most important thing wrt diabetes is to test. Get a meter and a bunch of strips and check often - on waking, 1 and 2 hours after meals - especially new foods, eat less more often, and do NOT make yourself crazy. The baby will take care of that soon enough.

 

Mike

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Christina17

Congratulations! I too am Type 2 and 7 weeks pregnant. I met with my OB prior to trying to concieve. I was on Janumet, but was advised that Glyburide was recommended first and Metformin was "ok". My primary doctor switched me to insulin, as in his opinion Glyburide would not give me the best control I would need during pregnancy and that insulin is the safest during pregnancy. I have been on the insulin (Lantus at bedtime and Apidra 3 times daily with meals) and have had average blood glucose of 113 overall for the past 30 days. I am awaiting my most recent bloodwork to find out what my A1C is (in Sept it was 7.1), I expect it to be in the 5's. I doubt I would have been able to get such good control without the insulin. There is a learning curve, and not every time I test am I within the under 120 range after meals, but I concur with my doctor that without the insulin I would be struggling. Best of luck with your pregnancy. Try to remember to eat as healthy as possible, as now is the critical time for your baby's development. The concern with diabetics is that in the first 8-12 weeks, high blood sugars can cause birth defects. Congratulations!

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ramon

CONGRADULATIONS to both of you ladies. Life would be so boring for grandparents without the likes of you. My daughter is 14 weeks now and the tummy is just barely bumping. Love the way she smiles when I rub her belly. :D My grandson from my boy runs 7 weeks now and I swear to God he looks just like Popeye.

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dlife

Thank morrisma. I appreciate all the advice, I'll try my best to follow each one of them.

 

Thanks Christina17, congrats to you too. So, does this mean Janumet is not good in pregnancy??

 

Thanks ramon. Congrats on your grand babies :) :)

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Christina17

I don't know if Janumet is good or not good in pregnancy...all I know is that my docs didn't want me on it and I was switched to insulin. I am on other meds for blood pressure and personally didn't want to be on too many meds that don;t have a longer track record with pregnancy, so for me the insulin was the way to go...you should meet with high rsik specialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine who should give you the best way to manage your diabetes...best of luck

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dlife

Thanks Christina. My doc advised me to start on glyburide. You are expecting your a1cs to be in 5's!! That's fantastic. You did a great job..hope I can get good control on my BG levels too.

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sugarsmacks

Congratulations to everyone and have a safe pregnancy! I'm unsure about oral medications with the exception of Metformin. It IS safe to be on while pregnant. I've always been on insulin with my pregnancies so I don't know any different.

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Blooeyes
Hi everybody,

 

I came to know that I am 4 weeks pregnant. I am so confused now as to what care needs to be taken to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

 

First of all, I am on Janumet 50/500 mg once a day. My recent a1c is 6.0. Can I continue on Janumet (My doc said it's a category B medicine) or switch to Metformin.

 

Anybody here who is type II and been on similar medicines during pregnancy? Are they safe to use...please advise.

 

Thanks a lot.

I just recently gave birth to a beautiful healthy baby boy (23rd dec 2009) and I hav type 2 diabetes and take metformin tablets to control it. I took them all through my pregnancy and in the last month had to take a very small dose of insulin before bed to get my fasting levels that were creeping up a bit toward the end down. My doctor told me I could stay on metformin as they are safe to take to control diabetes during pregnancy. Metformin worked for me and helped me to have a healthy baby boy :)

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