Hey guys, I don’t normally post in groups like this but I think I need help. My sugar is usually very high, average 200-300 and even higher daily. About 2 weeks ago I found out that I was pregnant and have been doing everything I can to change my readings. In less than 2 weeks I’ve gotten my average sugar down between 130-160 with occasional 200 highs that won’t last long. However, I am so used to being high that this control has been making me feel very sick, and also I still have trouble when my sugar does spike. I am nervous what I could be doing to my baby, what I could have already done before I had even found out I was pregnant. I am grateful to have doctors helping me, but they seem concerned about my baby’s health as well and are unable to tell me exactly what danger I may be facing. I found out when I was only 3 weeks pregnant and am currently going into my fifth week. Has anyone has these types of experiences before? Is there any advice some diabetic Moms can give me? I’m even afraid to eat normally in fear of my sugar spiking but I also know I need to feed the baby. The nausea has already started and with lack of control I fear of also dropping my sugars dramatically because I am trying so hard to control them from getting high. Has anyone here had pregnancy complications? Thanks for your help
Amanda Steward when i found out i was pregnant with my first my a1c was over 11, i turned it around though and had zero complications. If you are on insulin know that by the end of it you may need to double the amount of insulin you are taking. I would also recommend going low carb (the best thing i did was cut out all white flour), i craved fruit so i ate alot of that, but tried to limit the starchy carbs. I know it is scary but try not to stress too much. Are you seeing an endocrinologist as well as your OB? I would recommend seeing your endo more often if you insurance will allow it.
Katlyn Stidd Dr ! And follow what they say closely. You can control your sugars while pregnant and insulin is better then being high. Please be careful being really high can cause complications with the baby but do not over stress that as it’s just as bad to be super stressed! Take care of you ans that’ll take care of baby
Jessica Bittlewilliams Dr…mine was crazy with my last pregnancy it was uncontrolled the whole time no matter what I did. They had to give me more and more insulin. I got to get off insulin after my pregnancy. So don’t freak out just follow the doctors plan and you can do this!!
Sheri Routt Barnes You may have more lows in the first trimester then increasing insulin resistance throughout the remainder of pregnancy. I would listen more to your endo that your ob because obs do not understand T1 or T2. Not their fault, just how it is. If you don’t already wear a CGM and have access to one, get one. If not, I would check 8–12 times per day and adjust insulin/diet as needed. Managing diabetes while pregnant is tough but possible. You got this! And remember, stress increases blood sugar too so take some deep breaths and try and relax a little. Hang in there, and congrats!
Paula Seiden after nearly 20 years of fighting spikes, I recently found out that they are fairly normal. don’t stress. and good luck
Donna Mayo Pierpoline Focus on healthy foods – fruits veggies, lean meats and whole grains. Count your carbs (dr should recommend how many) and work with endo on your numbers. I had two healthy babies and followed dr orders exactly. Only complication was my second child was almost 11 pounds and was hypoglycemic (from them giving me insulin to control my highs). He was so big he broke his collar bone coming out. He is a very healthy 28 year old now. They have both been tremendous blessings in my life. Blessings to you Shannon and your precious little one.
Kristin Myhre My doc told me that after running in the 200s and 300s, a normal level would make me feel sick and off for a while until I adjust and that has been true. Just keep eating healthy and take good care of yourself and give it some time. Making a human is exhausting for people without diabetes so just a bit more tiring for you, hang in there. Wishing you the best!
Kathryn Johnson When you go from long term hyperglycemia to normoglycemia it can cause lots of problems. The worse for me was sever depression. I wasn’t sad, but terribly depressed. I had just started using a pump. It was horrible. You will feel horrible. Give it a few weeks and you will adjust. You could benefit from a pump at least while pregnant. It can make a huge difference for you and your baby. Congratulations on your pregnancy. It will take work but it is so worth the effort.
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