Diabetic Pregnancy and Dreading It

MistressHilde
By MistressHilde Latest Reply 2012-03-03 02:00:01 -0600
Started 2012-03-02 19:21:31 -0600

I learned on the 23rd of February that I'm now currently pregnant. I had been previously told by a doctor that because of my Diabetes that I would be very hard pressed to be able to become pregnant. To make things worse, I live in an area of California in which no doctor will help manage my pregnancy.

My numbers are in the ranges of 120 to 300 (but generally stay in the 180-220) and I'm doing the best I can to bring them down including a strict slow carb diet and excersize. However I can no longer take my pill form medication and I think that if I were to have something during the day I would have good sugar levels. I don't want my Diabetes to affect my baby, and the refusal of treatment is scaring me. This is also my first pregnancy. I just want to know if there is anyone out there that has been through this and if they have any advice at all that would help me.

I am feeling helpless and scared.


2 replies

Jeanae
Jeanae 2012-03-03 02:00:01 -0600 Report

I had gestational diabetes with my kids. Stay on a strict meal plan (talk to a dietician to make sure you are getting enough caories for you and baby). Walk. walk. walk. Check your b.s. levels frequently. Good luck. I will be praying for you and your baby. Try not to let life stress you. Meditate. Relax. The calmer you are the better. Congratulations by the way!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-03-02 23:03:02 -0600 Report

Howdy Lucy! Congratulations on your pregnancy! I want to encorage you, as my (now ex) wife had gestational diabetes, for each of her pregnancies, each pregnancy the diabetes showed up earlier. With each pregnancy her diabetes resolved after delivery. She managed her BG levels with meal plans alone. She breastfed each of the 3 sons for as long as she could, which is a good way to manage one's Blood Glucose (BG) levels, as I understand. She still does not have diabetes, but she does now have heart problems. All 3 sons are growing and maturing well.

It is expected you feel scared. It is a big responsibility and I pray you will do well. You have a lot of motivation to do well for you and your little one developing within you.

Enjoy your time. I know it seems like an eternity when you are in it but in hindsight it passes so very quickly, and the little one grows so quickly and before long is asking for the car keys and eventually will be out of the house. Enjoy these years, I know I did and sometimes look back with great fondness at those times in our lives.

Blessings to you and yours Lucy!

James Baker