By citrusvitamin Latest Reply 2013-10-05 23:41:19 -0500
Started 2013-10-03 00:32:44 -0500

Hello everyone. Just introducing myself and I have a couple questions. I am type one on an insulin pump. I was diagnosed almost 14 years ago when I was 17 (wow it has been so long). I do not have any complications that I can tell. I have not always had the best control. I have not had an a1c below 8.5 for a decade.

Now I am going to try to have a baby. For the last month I have been living by my sugars and testing 8+ times a day and it has paid off. I will find out my new a1c at the end of this month.

My questions are if anyone has experience with pregnancy and diabetes. Tips, advice, etc.

And second, I have been experiencing numbness in my right lateral thigh when I sit in certain positions lately. My endo says it must have to so with trauma. But I have had no trauma. I have good sensation to my toes but have slow slow healing I'm my feet and some decreased blood flow. I am a registered nurse so I know the science. But I'm looking to see if anyone has anything like the thigh numbness?

Ahhhhh sorry so long.

4 replies

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2013-10-03 21:39:07 -0500 Report

Hello, and welcome! I am also type 1 diagnosed 16 years ago and on a pump. I am currently pregnant with my 2nd child. The best thing that you can do is to have good blood sugar control before you get pregnant, which it sounds like you have covered. :) From my experience I have learned that when pregnant you cannot get complacent in any aspect of your diabetes care. Your body will change so much and so frequently that you have to always be on top of your game when it comes to your diabetes. But, the good news is that if you are vigilant then you can have a happy and healthy pregnancy and birth.

Here is an article that I recently wrote about my views on diabetes and pregnancy. You can find a lot of info, but most of it is technical stuff. No one really tells you what it it really like on a day to day basis. Everyone is different though and you create your own comfort zone. So best of luck to you. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a personal message, I don't mind sharing.

diagnosedat4 2013-10-03 15:33:56 -0500 Report

I experienced numbness of the skin on the top of my thigh after ankle surgery. My surgeon told me there is a nerve in the bend of your hip that controls the sensation in the skin on your thighs. I would always feel the numbness while elevating my ankle, and pinching that nerve. Perhaps you are having the same problem. Hope this helps!

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