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katetana

Early Pregnancy Highs???

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katetana

Ultimately, all I want is a healthy baby but if I can have that and a non-induced labor that would be amazing. I'm open to everything/anything at this point though. Today has been pretty rough for me. My blood sugars have been all over the place and I know it's my own fault. Morning sickness was killing me with food aversions today and so I ate what sounded good. (cereal and corn dogs) I'm trying not to beat myself up about it and I'm praying that my baby isn't affected by it at all. I've brought my highs down pretty quickly (within an hour).

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Ultimately, all I want is a healthy baby but if I can have that and a non-induced labor that would be amazing. I'm open to everything/anything at this point though. Today has been pretty rough for me. My blood sugars have been all over the place and I know it's my own fault. Morning sickness was killing me with food aversions today and so I ate what sounded good. (cereal and corn dogs) I'm trying not to beat myself up about it and I'm praying that my baby isn't affected by it at all. I've brought my highs down pretty quickly (within an hour).

 

Highs happen and all you can do is bring them down. It sounds like you brought them down quickly and I am sure that all is fine. Remaining calm is helpful and I have found that my own calmness has helped to make for some pretty easy-going little ones.

 

Keep it up! Almost there!

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jamijdesign

I just found out last week I am 7 weeks! I did notice a few high BS the week before I found out. I am never over 250 but I was 350-395 after a meal. My Dr. Was not concerned about the few highs. What is important is your overall A1C before conception. I was very happy when I finally got my 6.0 A1C. I was really worried about the highs before I found out.You have to go forward and do everything you can now to keep your #'s in a normal range. The extra stress is not worth it for you or your growing baby.

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I just found out last week I am 7 weeks! I did notice a few high BS the week before I found out. I am never over 250 but I was 350-395 after a meal. My Dr. Was not concerned about the few highs. What is important is your overall A1C before conception. I was very happy when I finally got my 6.0 A1C. I was really worried about the highs before I found out.You have to go forward and do everything you can now to keep your #'s in a normal range. The extra stress is not worth it for you or your growing baby.

 

Totally agree Jamijdesign. I think your overall attitude and mental health plays such a role in your pregnancy and your little one's development and personality. Hope all continues to go well. My little ones are 15 months and 2 months and it is so much fun.

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katetana

So I've been trying not to stress too much about the occasional high as long as I'm able to bring it down quickly. I've been reading "Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes" by Cheryl Alkon. It is very informative and I feel like I've already learned so much and I'm only a couple of chapters into it. Well, I've been feeling pretty sick lately and can only eat bland things. So, last night, I had some pasta with butter and parmesan and my BS was around 90 at bedtime (2 hrs after eating). Well, at 5am it was up to 195 so I corrected (the amount my pump told me to) and then went back to sleep. By 7am, I had woken up and was at 25. I was pretty surprised to say the least but hopefully this means that my insulin needs are finally dropping. I have noticed quite a few lows (not that low) over the past 2 days...and I am just over 7 weeks now.

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So I've been trying not to stress too much about the occasional high as long as I'm able to bring it down quickly. I've been reading "Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes" by Cheryl Alkon. It is very informative and I feel like I've already learned so much and I'm only a couple of chapters into it. Well, I've been feeling pretty sick lately and can only eat bland things. So, last night, I had some pasta with butter and parmesan and my BS was around 90 at bedtime (2 hrs after eating). Well, at 5am it was up to 195 so I corrected (the amount my pump told me to) and then went back to sleep. By 7am, I had woken up and was at 25. I was pretty surprised to say the least but hopefully this means that my insulin needs are finally dropping. I have noticed quite a few lows (not that low) over the past 2 days...and I am just over 7 weeks now.

 

For me, those early weeks were always a big balance. You know you are pregnant and thinking about it, you know you want to keep in great control and thinking about that and your body is having new hormone surges. It sounds like you are continuously checking and staying on top of it and doing great. I am happy you have found good info from the book. It is so nice to be able to gain some insight. In terms of your sugar in the night, I guess you will have to see how your body reacts when the carbs aren't pasta. I had the same issue of always needing bland foods and lived on crackers and egg whites and toast. Nothing was really appealing. Hopefully this will pass after the first trimester. It did with me and I could feel the switch. I woke up and could eat again and actually liked it! Sorry about the major low, but I am glad that you handled it and were okay. I certainly had my share of those with working to keep tight control, but worked super hard during my second pregnancy to minimize the lows more. You will find what is right for your body and make some adjustments and this will just keep happening. You seem to be doing all you can and working to figure it out and I look forward to hearing about your happy and healthy little one.

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katetana

Well....I had my first ultrasound today. the heartbeat was 174 bpm. I was so relieved to hear it....that was my biggest worry at this point. I've still been experiencing some highs but i bring them down within an hour or 2. I'm trying not to feel guilty about it but sometimes it's hard not to. I'm also feeling a little overwhelmed with all the information i've been gleaning from reading about pre-existing diabetes and pregnancy. there is so much to think about as the pregnancy progresses. I guess i just have to take it one day at a time.

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diaboki

Congratulations! We haven't heard the heartbeat, but we saw it last time. We go again today, and I will be so relieved if everything is still okay. The clinic screwed up and made my appointment with the wrong doctor and come to find out, my doctor isn't even in today. They tried to get me to schedule, but I said no way. We've Waited almost two weeks for this, and DH took the day off work to be there. We want to see our baby! We are nine weeks today.

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Congratulations! We haven't heard the heartbeat, but we saw it last time. We go again today, and I will be so relieved if everything is still okay. The clinic screwed up and made my appointment with the wrong doctor and come to find out, my doctor isn't even in today. They tried to get me to schedule, but I said no way. We've Waited almost two weeks for this, and DH took the day off work to be there. We want to see our baby! We are nine weeks today.

 

Thinking happy thoughts for you. :)

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cheryl

I had 3 pregnancies, with humalog and NPH, My last pregnancy was Humalog and Lantus. Of course my first son was born in 1998, and my last son was born in 2005. The hardest blood sugars for me to control was the morning spikes after breakfast, they used to come within range within four hours, and I was good. Then the lows started to happen, then all of a sudden if I noticed a two day patter of high's I used to up the insulin, but always waited till the four hour mark, even though, I would check two hours, because after awhile I totally gave up with breakfast...and just let it go....Do NOT DO THAT, this was before, I was very avid on tight blood sugar control...I just wanted them to be normal for the most part back then while pregnant, MY first 3 pregnancies, I had a1cs, in the 11's, when I became pregnant, and they came down to the low 6's, by 11 weeks. My fourth pregnancy, my a1c was in the 8's, and went down to the 5's....Your doing great...Keep up what your doing, I am just letting you know I had four very healthy boys, and was completely an uncontrolled not caring diabetic, till I was pregnant but still did not freak so bad, about seeing a 130, like the doc's did, or a 200. All of mine were induced, at 38 weeks, I had the opportunity to wait on Jacob my last one, but since I was so used to being induced, I had planned it all and had it down to the day, so I could be home, and get my two oldest children to school on their first day back, I was so concerned with my seconds first day of starting kindergarten since he has that middle child syndrom, that I just did not want his feeling to be hurt if I missed his first day....So I got what I wanted....they were all vaginal though....three big babies, and one small one, I was in a better mind set with my last one in control...so he was 6.6...

 

Ok enough of me, enjoy your pregnancy and do not fret, once you hit, about 10-12 weeks, you start to know when the hormones subside and it gets easier to control, and to keep upping the insulin... cause you will need more

 

Cheryl

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mrsguthery1st

Hi,

 

I see my endo every 2 to 3 weeks and e-mail my pump and sensor info if I can't make it in. I see my OBGYN every month.

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slimjim

Hmmm...I'm currently 9 weeks along and I've only now started getting elevated sugar readings in the morning (two instances so far) prior to that, my sugars were often crashing, often multiple times in a day, resukting in having to reduce my basil rate (I run at 0.6 m/mol per hour). I guess the only advice I can offer up is schedule an endo appointment?

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Choreom

I'm at 5 months now with my pregnancy and I feel it's best not to freak out every time you see a high. Just keep monitoring and recording and making adjustments. Your body will be going through a lot of changes over the coming months and once to get into a pattern, things are liable to change again. Just take it day by day and test by test, and try to notice any patterns if you can. I had to divide my Lantus into two shots (every 12 hrs) as I was constantly having lows at 3am and 3pm. There will also be a progressive increase in your fast-acting insulin as time goes on. I was really able to keep weight and sugar levels in check with a lot of small meals and snacks through out the day and daily walks and stretching and carb counting.

 

In terms of doc appointments, with such rapid changes happening to your body (and thus to your diabetes), you'll probably find it helpful to talk things over with your doctors every 2-4 weeks anyway. One week you'll have it under control and the next it will be all out of sync, and adjustments will have to be made in ways you might not be able to come up with on your own.

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Pinksky

Hi, I am 9 weeks. My Ob said I would see her once a month. I go to "maternal fetal specialist" tomorrow for the first time who will be my high risk doctor. I will also get genetic testing on myself and the baby done the. Not sure how many times I will see them but I feel like I can not see the doctor enough. :) - Alicia

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diaboki

Good for you. I feel so over-doctored right now I want to scream. I see my OB once a month, which I love because I get to hear her heartbeat, and also my DE once a month. And this week, I get to go to the other place to get my structural ultrasound done. And the doctor THERE always asks if I need her to help me manage my diabetes and blood pressure, and my answer is always, "No, please no." I have so many people doing that!

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Hi, I am 9 weeks. My Ob said I would see her once a month. I go to "maternal fetal specialist" tomorrow for the first time who will be my high risk doctor. I will also get genetic testing on myself and the baby done the. Not sure how many times I will see them but I feel like I can not see the doctor enough. :) - Alicia

 

Hope it all goes well, Alicia!

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katetana

I'll be 19 weeks tomorrow...the time sure does fly. I'm seeing my Endo every 2 weeks and my OB every 2 weeks....so basically I'm going to a dr every week now. It's working out alright for now but I'm a concerned about a couple of months from now when i'll be having multiple dr's visits a week. I'm still working full time and hoping to stay that way for as long as possible. But I'm taking one day at a time. My blood sugars seemed to have evened out a little bit over the past month. I still get some highs and some lows but I think that's pretty normal. I have an ultrasound in the morning so I'm pretty excited to see if everything is okay with the baby (and very nervous).

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I'll be 19 weeks tomorrow...the time sure does fly. I'm seeing my Endo every 2 weeks and my OB every 2 weeks....so basically I'm going to a dr every week now. It's working out alright for now but I'm a concerned about a couple of months from now when i'll be having multiple dr's visits a week. I'm still working full time and hoping to stay that way for as long as possible. But I'm taking one day at a time. My blood sugars seemed to have evened out a little bit over the past month. I still get some highs and some lows but I think that's pretty normal. I have an ultrasound in the morning so I'm pretty excited to see if everything is okay with the baby (and very nervous).

 

Good luck. Thinking happy thoughts for you.

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katetana

Well....everything looked great with the baby....and we found out it's a boy! He was being very stubborn though and kept facing my back. The tech got him to roll over for a minute but then he'd roll right back over so we didn't get a good look at his face which means i get another ultrasound in 2 weeks! But so far so good!

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Steal
Well....everything looked great with the baby....and we found out it's a boy! He was being very stubborn though and kept facing my back. The tech got him to roll over for a minute but then he'd roll right back over so we didn't get a good look at his face which means i get another ultrasound in 2 weeks! But so far so good!

 

So exciting! Congratulations! The techs are so funny when they are checking for gender. Both of my girls liked to keep their legs crossed and my tech commented that they were being "proper" in the womb. I hope that you have continued good news at your ultrasound in 2 weeks. I had to do a repeat ultrasound once and was so nervous, but it really was just to double check on everything and all was just fine. Try to not worry about it over the next 2 weeks and I am so happy that all is going well.

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diaboki
Well....everything looked great with the baby....and we found out it's a boy! He was being very stubborn though and kept facing my back. The tech got him to roll over for a minute but then he'd roll right back over so we didn't get a good look at his face which means i get another ultrasound in 2 weeks! But so far so good!

 

Congrats! Mine is tomorrow!

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daniellel35

I am 8 weeks now and I noticed the exact same thing. As soon as I found out I was pregnant my sugars skyrocketed and I have had a hard time on a day to day basis keeping it within normal range. Some days are great while others are horrible. I am taking 3 times the amount of insulin than I took before I got pregnant and have not had to lower it yet.

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