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GrnEyes84

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GrnEyes84

I am really irritated with my doctors right now. I went abducted saw them a little over a week ago and they checked on my bs and made very little adjustments. My bs have still been high (high like upper 200's and 300's) this really concerns me that I am doing damage to the baby and that this could cause more issues for me.

 

I made a few adjustments tonight and hoping that will help. We will see and if not I will make more. I refuse to have anymore highs.

 

I thought the doctors were supposed to change your insulin according to your needs and how far along you are in your pregnancy. I thought you got more resistant to insulin after 16 weeks? The docs obviously don't think so with me. I definitely do though hence all the highs I've had.

 

Sorry just needed to vent and I am also concerned and a bit worried and scared at this point!

 

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ramon

Wish my daughters were there to hug you, shoot I might give you one myself. Hang in there sweetheart and stop stressing, its going to be alright. So much happiness to look forward to.

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Tanikit

Sorry you are having such a hard time. However - doctors cannot make the regular adjustments that are needed for a pregnancy as they do not see you often enough and also every pregnancy is different and everyone reacts differently - it means constant changes and adjustments. Insulin reisistance starts setting in in the second trimester and it can vary from person to person - for me it was week 18 in the second pregnancy and I do not remember in the first.

 

So basically you must learn to adjust yourself and keep testing - whatever you do though do not adjust so drastically that you keep going low. By the end of the pregnancy many diabetics are on 3 times the amount of insulin they started with (300%) though again this can vary. Don't rely on your doctors too much - I have never heard of an endocrinologist who specialises in type 1 diabetic pregnancies - which is why you see multiple doctors. It is complicated. You need to be in charge of yourself and your baby - go and read and learn and make the adjustments and then teach your doctors - it is a lot to be responsible for, but your baby is relying on you. You can do this.

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Lizzie G

everything tanikit said. you need to take charge of it yourself. you should know more about your diabetes than anyone else on this planet. doctor should be source of ideas and suggestions and a "second pair of eyes" to spot trends, but you should be in the driving seat.

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rubidoux

ITA, I have always done 98% of the adjusting myself, with the docs chiming in every once in a while. I always have a lot harder time with my basals than with blousing, but even there, I can often spot a problem and make some progress toward it on my own. Mostly you need to keep careful records. And, I don't know what kind of diet you're eating. I suppose it must be a kidney-friendly diet? So, that might be higher carb. Are you in a position to reduce carbs? Because I always find the insulin piece of the puzzle gets so much easier if I'm minimizing carbs.

 

Hugs to you! I know it's stressful. Good news is that baby is past those first weeks where the organs are forming and every blood sugar check feels so important. Obviously it's still important, but not as, yk?

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GrnEyes84

Well I listened and changed some things on my own and ever since my bs have been below 200 and in the mid 100's which is good. Just gonna continue to watch my numbers and continue to change things as necessary.

 

The thing about the doctors is I go in and tell them I changed things and they see one low and freak out and go overboard changing things back. It annoys me like they think I don't know what I'm doing. I am just going to do what I need to. If they change something and I see it's not working then i will change it to what I feel comfortable with!

 

Thanks for the comments and replies and the help as well. I need to do what's best for me and this baby!

 

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Tanikit

Glad to hear the changes worked - you'll be ok. Do watch for the lows - test often then you can see if it is dropping and treat before it gets too low.

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Lizzie G

what frequency and level of lows is it your healthcare team is concerned about? its kind of normal to have a few when you are trying to keep your levels in a safe place for a growing baby; in your situation i would be telling them that i had full awareness of when i was going low, always carry stuff to treat, and feel comfortable that im not putting myself or others at risk as a result and that i will be keeping these settings as i dont want to expose my baby to the high blood sugars that their incorrect settings result in!

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