Pregnancy and diabetes

By bluejava Latest Reply 2012-03-10 21:01:03 -0600
Started 2012-01-23 18:20:45 -0600

I have diabetes and am worried about pregnancy. I've been asking doctors some questions about complications through this site ( and reading discussions from DC. I was wondering if anyone can share their experiences or offer advice on these concerns.

6 replies

cetebelina 2012-03-10 21:01:03 -0600 Report

Hello, my name is Celina and I have been diagnosed with Type 1
diabetes 27 years ago. I am now 29 years old and I am starting to plan
my first pregnancy with my husband. I use Lantus and Humalog. I would
liketo know if these insulins can also be used during pregnancy and if
they are safe for the baby. If the answer is no, could you please let
me know what is the recommended insulin for a type 1 diabetic mom
during and after pregnancy?

jellibeanjenni 2012-02-03 11:09:19 -0600 Report

I had a friend who was worried about the same issue. Some numbers that she found useful were 95 under fasting and 120 2 hours after meals. Good luck!

Jeanae 2012-01-24 08:53:19 -0600 Report

I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with both my kids. I know it is not the same but here are some tips that helped me get through the pregnancies and deliver healthy, strong babies (who are now teenagers and driving me crazy… in a good way). First I went to a nutritionist and she put me on a very strict diabetic diet for pregnant women. Second I journaled everything that went into my mouth and I walked a total of 6 miles a day. Usually 2 miles early in the morning. 2 miles around noon and 2 in the evenings. I drank lots of water. And checked my b.s. regularly. I also rested when I was tired and learned to say no to commitments that were nt essential. You need to take care of yourself first and foremost always, espcially when prgenant. The diabetes went away for me after they were born. I was then diagnosed with type 2 last summer. I am again on a strict eating plan, exercising when I can (I fell and tore my acl/ tore my mcl/fractured my knee cap and broke some cartilidge off in my knee). I am having surgery this week so my mobility has been limited. Talk to your doctor and also contact a diabetes support group in your area and ask them about their experiences. Good luck! If you decide to go ahead and get pregnant, there is nothing like motherhood! If you decide that you physically can not risk it, look into adoption. One of my three children is adopted and she is mine in every sense of the word. She aughingly tells the others that she is the only one that has not given me hemroids or stretch marks. Good luck and keep us posted on your journey!

bluejava 2012-01-27 19:30:01 -0600 Report

Thank you so much for the advice, Jeanae!! Will do on following up with my doctor and community. Your children sound wonderful, and the comment on hemroids and stretch marks is so cute and quite funny!