I just joined this community and this is my first post. I'm 33 and newly pregnant (about 6 weeks). Since my early 20s I've been pre diabetic, but while getting my body ready to get pregnant I was diagnosed with straight up type 2 and put on Humalin N pen at night for fasting sugars. My day time sugars have always been a bit high, but the endo wasn't concerned about it before pregnancy. "High" as in between 130s-180s 2 hours after meals.
Now I am pregnant and my numbers aren't super crazy, but I can't get them down to the normal level. with 28-30 units of Humalin at night my fastings are in the 100s or 130s (and I've crashed a couple times at night). Not at 70-90 where they need to be. With Humalog Quickpen before meals my numbers are most always higher than 120 2 hours later. Ranging between high 120s-170s. I eat very healthy and my nutritionist has me on a very controlled diet eating more food that I prefer. I just started an even more specific diet and am hoping that this will help.
Are these consistently elevated sugars hurting my baby? I understand that the first 13 weeks or so are crucial for sugar control because the organs are forming - yet I don't feel that I'm under control…and nervous that these numbers are too high and effecting my baby. However when they say "High sugars" maybe that means in to 200s ++ to do damage? Don't know what "high" means and If I'm in that range to have to be worried.
Has anyone else had difficulty with not staying on target during the 1st trimester and went on to have a perfectly healthy and awesome baby?
Thank so much for your thoughts. My endo is hard to reach and my OBYN won't even see me until the 8th week despite my diabetes. I just want to stop worrying…'cause it's not good for our sugars to worry!! : )
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