New mum

By bexcripps Latest Reply 2013-08-14 22:21:38 -0500
Started 2013-08-13 16:23:54 -0500

I am type 1 and a new mum. My daughter is 3 months old now so it is time to refocus on my sugar levels. Has anyone got experience on how to juggle testing, recording and injecting with the demands if a baby? How much did your insulin needs change from birth to a few months later? My sugars have gradually risen since she was born and I am starting to feel really crappy :(

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3 replies

Roxannescott 2013-08-14 22:21:38 -0500 Report

I am type 1 now for 32 years and I have a son who is now 25… and I remember how hard it was with a new baby and taking care of diabeties too…it wasn't easy. Do the best you can and slow down. Remember that you need to feel good to take care of the baby…so write it down and save some time at the end of the week to figure out what you're eating and blood sugars etc… you'll figure it out!

bexcripps 2013-08-13 17:02:59 -0500 Report

Sounds amazing! Unfortunately in New Zealand that type of monitoring is just a dream. I am on injections as having a pump is a rare and expensive thing here and only one kind of crappy Caresens blood monitors are funded. We have to do things the old school way :)

zwee123 2013-08-13 16:52:35 -0500 Report

I would say get a CGM. I'm a busy busy teenager so I can kinda relate. It really really does help! I would suggest checking out the Dexcom G4! In response to recording - if you have an iPhone, look at some apps, just search diabetes log or just diabetes in the search area. Good luck!!

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