Pregnancy and diabetes

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-03-10 22:49:44 -0500
Started 2014-03-10 12:20:20 -0500

Hey guys i was just wondering if anyone had any pregnancy stories they would like to share.

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sazajay 2014-03-10 22:49:44 -0500 Report

I fell pregnant in 2009 and it wasnt planned and i was out of control in myself and my diabetes. I had a c-section at 7 months and my son was born severely disabled. The pregnancy was a nightmare and i went into hospital with pancreatitis at 3 and a half months and spent 3 and a half months in hospital. As my pregnancy went on the more insulin i needed at one point i was taking over 200-300 units a day. My diabetes is complex, its a rare genetic condition which my pancreas makes insulin but my body rejects it completely and i cant process fats either so what ever fatty foods i eat it goes into my bloodstream instead of turning into fatty tissue and thats what causes my lipids to go up and causes pancreatitis. Im on a low fat low sugar diet and plenty exercise along with strict rutine of taking my bg and insulin. Ive caused myself some nerve and muscle damage to my feet and legs. Im getting better and realised lifes too short to be stupid. Thanks for your story.

jayabee52 2014-03-10 14:01:22 -0500 Report

Howdy Anon
I have never been pregnant, but my first wife was 3 times and each time she had gestational diabetes. With her first pregnancy it took the ob/gyn a bit to discover her gestational diabetes but when he did she followed the dietary guidelines quite well.

The first one was also the time when we discovered that she wouldn't go into full labor without being injected with pitosin. So PD was in her womb for longer than he should have been. Due to that PD had a BM in the amniotic sac and there was a fear that he had breathed some of that in. We were worried about damage to his lungs because of that, but it turned out he was OK.

On the subsequent 2 pregnancies, we were alerted that she might go gestational again, and also that she needed pitosin to bring her into full labor.

After each pregnancy her diabetes resolved and we made the decision that she wouldn't get pregnant again to avoid her developing diabetes permanently like her mom did. As of this writing she has not yet followed her mom into diabetes.

God's best

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