Pregnant with Diabetes

By Mirena Latest Reply 2014-02-25 18:07:37 -0600
Started 2014-02-19 08:33:32 -0600

I found out on Valentine's Day that I am pregnant. My boyfriend and I are very excited. My concern of course is being pregnant with diabetes. I started taking pre-natal vitamins yesterday and my blood sugar is up high again. But since I am still early in my pregnancy, I am working on bringing these numbers down.

16 replies

ashley50 2014-02-25 12:24:22 -0600 Report

Keep us updated with your pregnancy! I wanna know information for the future!

Mirena 2014-02-25 14:22:09 -0600 Report

Will do. I've gotten my sugars down to the 200s. Still a bit high but it's progress. I take insulin twice a day and it has been increased a bit. So hopefully with that and me changing what I eat. I can get them back in target range.

GabbyPA 2014-02-20 08:35:56 -0600 Report

Congratulations! Having a very close relationship with your doctor is going to be a huge help. They need to keep a close eye on you, and you want to be eating extra healthy for you and your new bundle of joy.

Glucerna 2014-02-19 21:14:26 -0600 Report

You've gotten some great information here about a healthy pregnancy for women with diabetes. Work closely with your physician and diabetes educators, because as your hormone levels change during pregnancy your blood sugar management will also need to change. This is an exciting time for you and it's wonderful that you're working hard to have a healthy pregnancy. ~Lynn @Glucerna

melissa1987 2014-02-19 16:02:09 -0600 Report

Congrats I was preg but iblost the baby at 3 months I believe it was my fault tho I was under alot of stress with the boyfriend I was with at the time n scared at the same time. My numbers were really high they had to put me on 4 needles a day . Just take care of yourself n try your best not to stress …best of luck

Nana_anna 2014-02-19 11:53:02 -0600 Report

Congrats to you both. I hope those numbers will come down. Some medications will make them go up.

Mirena 2014-02-19 11:56:30 -0600 Report

I was taking blood pressure pills. But had to stop taking them because I am pregnant. The only other is my pre-natal vitamins and I just started taking those yesterday.

jayabee52 2014-02-19 10:42:30 -0600 Report

Congratulations Mirena!
I don't think I have to tell you that you need to be very careful with your Blood Glucose levels. Here is an article from the National Diabetes Information
Clearinghouse (NDIC) on diabetes and pregnancy ~

The mother of my 3 sons was had gestational diabetes for all of her pregnancies and once we knew she had GD, she took precautions and all three came out healthy.

Praying for your safe and healthy pregnancy and a great outcome


Mirena 2014-02-19 09:41:08 -0600 Report

Ashley…yep I was. I have periods where my blood sugar will shoot up. Then come back down to normal. Not sure why it's back up again.

msann 2014-02-19 08:38:52 -0600 Report

Have you seen obgyn congratulations get to your doctor so you can be under his or her care good luck!!!