Diabetes and Pregnancy

By Langerm Latest Reply 2012-12-09 22:28:01 -0600
Started 2012-11-25 02:06:06 -0600

I just wanted to pick your brains. I am 35, diagnosed with T2 at 18. I'm fairly active. I'm overweight, but not obese. My doctor has put me on basal and bolus insulin and metformin because my husband and I are trying to get pregnant. Previously, I was on Amaryl and Janumet.

Have you been through this? What kinds of different treatment do doctors suggest? I have an appointment coming up and I'd like to know what my options are. Any other tips would be welcomed.

And, yes, I know that I need to lose weight.

3 replies

manapua72 2012-12-09 22:28:01 -0600 Report

I'm a type 2 but hey I'm a dude … My friend @ work is type 2 and she was on oral meds but doctor put her in insulin during her pregnancy . She just had a healthy daughter and is off insulin back on oral meds … U can do it !!!!!!!!!!!!! Wishing u & your husband the best in your endeavors …

Rileydoll2010 2012-11-25 09:02:05 -0600 Report

Goodluck hun! I had such a hard time with my pregnancy but its worth it. :) my little man will be 1 on the first and he is practically perfect!

jayabee52 2012-11-25 02:39:23 -0600 Report

As a husband of a wife who had gestational diabetes for all of her 3 pregnancies, I want to encourage you that all of our 3 sons are now doing quite well. Their ages now range from 30 to 23.

Her first pregnancy was a surprise when she showed up with gestational diabetes. Yet she successfully delivered a healthy baby boy. Fortunately for her her gestational diabetes did not convert to full blown DMt2 but resolved to normal after each delivery. But it seemed like her gestational diabetes problem started even earlier in each trimester so with 3 sons, we decided not to try again for a little girl because of fears the would not resolve to normal after the 4th pregnncy. After all her mother was DMt2. We were blessed with 3 healthy sons and we were happy with them.

I am sure that your Dr will be watching you closely in the event you get pregnant.

Praying for good success for your attempt on bringing forth a little one!


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