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A1C Question...

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LizLuvsMustangs

Thanks steal. I think I needed to hear something like that. I actually just got off the phone with this doctor's office and I feel like nothing I'm doing is right. They're telling me to lose 10-15lbs and no other doctor of mine has ever told me to lose weight. I'm at a health BMI and not overweight by any standard so I don't understand that. The nurse just said that the lower my weight as a diabetic before the pregnancy, the better off I'd be as long as I wasn't underweight. Grrrrr. I know that the doctor wants me to be in the best shape I can be in, but I also need my mind to be in good shape too. I've worked so hard to get to where I am. I think you're right, I think I should stick to my OB/GYN from now on. She's great. She actually gives me hugs when I leave because she knows how hard I've been trying to get everything under tight control so we could have a baby. She's a high-risk OB/GYN so I'm lucky that I can stay with her once I'm pregnant. Plus she has a diabetic clinic every Tuesday at her office, so all they see there is diabetics. The mindset is that way the diabetes is on everyone's mind when treating the pregnancies and it can be focused on. She made sure to let me know that they don't just focus on the diabetes though since that's only 1 part of a diabetic's pregnancy. Thanks again for confirming what I was thinking...especially since my insurance doesn't cover the fertility doc. Next week he wants me to have a $500 x-ray done to make sure my tubes are open or something like that when there's no reason to suspect I'm not fertile. I've been pregnant in the past (miscarried :( ).

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Steal

Liz,

You know what is right for you. You do. If this guy is stressing you out, it doesn't help you become any healthier. I was really proud of the place I had gotten mysef to before I was pregnant and just for your info, I lost 7 pounds during the first month of pregnancy. I just was not into food and did not feel good. I was worried after that, but now I am just past 3 months and I have slowly started to gain like they say that I should. I think your body will always know what is best. If you are in the right place to get pregnant, you will be able to. It sounds like you are doing all you can and at some point, all you can do is just breath. I was so worried before we got pregnant. I had never been pregnant before and I had all of these neurotic fears that I couldn't get pregnant. As soon as I tested positive, I realized how crazy I was being and told myself that if it sadly didn't work out, at least I knew that I could do it. You have been able to get pregnant before and it sounds like you are doing everything humanly possible to put yourself on the right track for a healthy pregnancy. I think that mental health can be even more important. It really guides everything. Let this happy OBGYN fill you with good thoughts and then go make a happy baby. I am with Kaiser and the Perinatology Office sees Diabetics on Tuesdays too. Who knew that Tuesdays were Diabetic Day, universally?

 

It is just my opinion, but maybe you can start trying and see if you get pregnant; if you have trouble then they can do that test. I am sure that you are thinking something similar, but I thought I would put it out there.

 

Good luck!!!!

 

-Steph

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Katrina Stovold

Hmmmmmm, below 5.5% that is pretty friggin hard!! Not impossible, but very hard! Maybe get a different doc opinion? As you can see on this forum...many mums conceived with a less than ideal HBA1C and went onto have healthy babies....xx Just try to get pregnant for a year then do the other fertility tests, I had miscarried when I was 18, I wasnt type 1 then! So, when I finally became pregnant after 10 mths of trying (I am now 32 years old) I was nervous that I would miscarry too. My hba1c was 7.3 when I conceived, then 6.8, then 5.9%, Im now 24 weeks pregnant! Docs are strict with me but baby is totally healthy as!!! so far.........I just keep on testing and controlling......I hope I will be proof that bub can be normal and healthy and my HBA1C wasnt below 5.5%!!!! xx

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Telaikai

I understand everyone's troubles with doctors, I've also had some troubles myself. I've had doctors that don't understand, some that don't care, and others who just want to treat me as their guinea pig for new insulins. I don't know about anyone else, but I've gotten pretty sick of being mistreated by idiots that assume just because they have "M.D." after their names it automatically makes them experienced.

 

I know, first and foremost, no one understands it completely unless you've been through it yourself. Secondly, if you aren't a specialist, don't treat me like I'm not doing the best I can, I'd like to see you turn down foods you love and take a major piece out of your time just to get a point lower on your A1c. It's hard, and if they can't understand that, then they don't need to be treating patients with any type of Diabetes.

 

:T

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Steal

I totally agree and it is nice to have people here that we can share all of this with.

 

I just got my most recent A1C back and I cannot believe it, but it is 5.5! I was 6.5 in November, right after we conceived and I am so excited. I just had to share the happy news with people that would get it. The year before I was always at an 8, so this is just wonderful and amazing to me. I am hopeful that I can keep it up.

 

Wish me luck, ladies. We officially passed the 1st trimester and got to tell the family and friends, yesterday!

 

I hope you all are well and we can walk in to the Doctor and say, "See I know what I am doing!" Have a great weekend. I am going to go celebrate with some girlfriends and get a pedicure.

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Katrina Stovold

That is a great feeling isnt it! Feel so happy! good on you! see doc! I know what I am doing........they will leave you alone now you will see.....your hba1c is excellent, hard work has paid off!! Its good to get thru tht first trimester isnt it! its just so exciting! I was so excited that I ate a peice of choc cake with my 2 slices of toast for bfast and I was surprised that my sugars were just fine post 1 hour and post 2 hour! weird hey! x

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Awesomandi

I've had the same problem with doctors and FINALLY found one I like! (Thank goodness!!!) I know insurance can be a big issue with choosing your doctor, but you might want to look around for someone you like better. You'll need to see him a lot once you do get pregnant! But he IS right about the A1C. The higher your sugars, the higher the risk of birth defects and problems with your pregnancy. (Do you really want to try to push out a 1-lb baby?) I've been working on my A1c's and have gotten them from 9.1 just a few months ago, to 6.2! But I wish you luck!!!

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