Advice :/

By ashley50 Latest Reply 2014-02-19 23:34:22 -0600
Started 2014-02-15 19:43:52 -0600

I am just feeling a lot of stress today,, i am just worrying about things. I am only 19 i have had type 1 for about 5 years now… I am just worrying about what is ahead of me like having kids… I hear so many diff things? I just need some positive feed back.

6 replies

IronOre 2014-02-16 18:01:40 -0600 Report

I too got T1 at age 14, when I was a freshman in HS. I am age 53 now.
And now I have 2 college degrees.
2 incredible kids.
I have had exciting jobs in 5 states in the last 35 years.
I am recently divorced but I have a wonderful home in a wonderful city.
I can't comment on the baby thing, but as far as I can tell, don't worry about it, as you will be fine.
So, I have had my ups and downs in life (with and without diabetes), but so has everybody else . . . I really never looked as my life being different than anybody else's because of diabetes, and neither should you.

jaydoubleyou23 2014-02-16 16:38:51 -0600 Report

It's basically the same as long as you take care of yourself. Your a1c has to be at or below 6.0 or else it's a super high risk pregnancy.

ashley50 2014-02-16 18:04:59 -0600 Report

When you are trying to get pregnant is it harder if your A1c not below that?

jaydoubleyou23 2014-02-19 23:34:22 -0600 Report

I haven't personally been pregnant before, but I just know that it's super dangerous otherwise because it puts a high risk on yourself and your baby. My doctor has told me a whole lot about it. Basically she said that it's highly recommended to be on a pump and if you can get your A1C down to 6 or lower the better chance you have to have a successful and healthy pregnancy.

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-02-16 10:25:56 -0600 Report

I don't have much to offer on the pregnancy issue, other than I've known a couple diabetic ladies that did ok with it, and their kids were fine. I was dx'd when I was 15, so you and I were about the same age when we got it, the difference is you seem to be paying attention to it a lot sooner than I did. Just be aware of your body and what it's telling you, you are going to do just fine.

jayabee52 2014-02-15 22:00:46 -0600 Report

Howdy ashley
I know this may not seem the same to you, but my wife of 25 years and mother of my 3 sons had gestational diabetes for all 3 pregnancies.

All 3 were born safe and healthy. My first son stayed in for a bit too long because her body needed pitocin to induce labor for her, but there were no problems for my oldest from that. He's 30 now and doing well.

The ob/gyn who gave her prenatal care for the other two was aware that she had diabetes with the previous pregnancy and took precautions for the subsequent pregnancies.

Fortunately for her her diabetes resolved once delivery was accomplished. But the main thing is that our sons were delivered safe and healthy.

If you wish to talk to a T1 about pregnancy, I believe Jeanette Terry [CA] recently had a baby fin her here ~

God's best for you and yours


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