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globefrog

10 Weeks Pregnant - Excited, Scared, Nervous all in one

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globefrog

Hi Everyone,

 

My husband and I found out a few weeks ago that I was pregnant with our first child. I am a 30-yr old, healthy female, with an A1c of 7.6% at time of positive pregnancy test.

 

Obviously, we have had a mix of feelings and trying not to stress out too much about glucose control. Just wondering what strategies everyone had to deal with the stress of pre-meal and post-meal sugars? I know I can get my A1c down and have been working very hard to be in the range of 72 - 140 mg/dl. Sometimes, it's tough, especially after lunch and dinners.

 

Thanks for reading and looking forward to chatting with everyone.

 

Stella

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Steal

Stella,

 

First, congratulations. I have had two little girls that are 17 months and 4 months old and I am 31. My best advice is to work really hard at testing often and eating low carb. That was the best strategy I found for lowering my A1C and helping me maintain control as things advanced in pregnancy. I think for me, I became much less afraid of making alterations as needed. So many changes happen during pregnancy and you will need to alter your rates frequently. I am happy to answer any questions you might have and good luck to you and your husband.

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globefrog

Hi Steph,

 

Thanks for the advice. I have heard that insulin requirements can increase quite a bit as the pregnancy progresses. At the same time, I have read about the number of hypos that can occur too. It can be a struggle finding the right balance but I know it will all be worth it when we get to meet our little one in July!

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Yes. I have found that as I find the right increase of insulin, sometimes I would get hypos and then need to reduce and then it would creep back up again. Just to give you an idea, I was taking a total of 35ish units (basal and bolus) pre pregnancy and by the end of pregnancy it was well over 100. It is a normal increase that occurs as your baby grows and we become a bit more resistant. July will be here before you know it.

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Pinksky

Hi Stella, I'm 9 weeks now and never been so scared in my life. My pregnancy was unexpected as well. I did visit my endo when I was in early pregnancy(not knowing) and my A1c was 7.5. I am on the pump now. I have so many doctors appointments it hard to keep up! We are considered high risk so I see both my normal and high risk doctor. Also, I have a genetic testing appointment next week. I have to end up telling my boss just because I was missing so much. Also, I have not told my family yet and thinking of doing it today or tomorrow. My reasoning was in case something happened. I am excited to tell but nervous. Maybe we can keep each other updated since we are so close in weeks. -Alicia

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Alicia,

I was so nervous when saying anything to family and friends, but I think you telling them will allow you to have so much support. As a teacher, I was able to work most of the early appointments around my teaching schedule, but by the end it was impossible. I waited to say anything to my students (high school) and it was so funny as the pregnancy became more and more obvious. With my first pregnancy there was a while before someone could tell for sure, but my second it was clear I was pregnant at 6 weeks. So that was more difficult to keep out of conversation until I was ready. Whatever you do and whatever happens, you will have support. I hope for good news.

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