By sugeily0923 Latest Reply 2014-06-12 00:51:55 -0500
Started 2014-06-10 22:22:30 -0500

Hi I was diagnosed with diabetes yesterday I was a sad, scared and I felt overwhelmed it was to much to take in. Do to the fact that I'm pregnant I was shocked I'm 7 weeks pregnant :-) very excited it's my first baby and I'm not giving up on my little angel or myself. I Would love to know what I can do to keep my diabetes controlled other then eating healthy and exercising.
I would appreciate your help and advice.

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Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-06-12 00:51:55 -0500 Report

I am a type 2 diabetic. Were you diagnosed as type1, 2, or gestational? My daughter had gestational diabetes when she was PG with her first baby. She followed all the doctors instructions and was able to have a healthy baby girl. She now also has a healthy son. Since she changed her diet and exercise while carrying her first baby, she didn't get gestational diabetes again. So far she hasn't had any diabetic problems and I pray she doesn't.
I wish you the best also, and pray that you are both safe and that you have a beautiful, healthy baby.

jayabee52 2014-06-11 20:45:09 -0500 Report

Howdy sugeily0923
Sorry you qualify for this shindig, but since you do, I'm glad you're here.

The mother of my sons got the news over 30 yrs ago when we got pregnant with our first son that she had diabetes. She was instructed to follow a meal plan too, but I do not remember her getting a glucometer.

When she delivered our son, the gestational diabetes resolved.

She got the GD even earlier with our #2 son and it seemed even earlier with our #3. Fortunately with each delivery the GD resolved. However since her mother had T2 (I had not developed it yet) we decided to stop having babies so that there was no more chance of her going full blown T2.

As of yet, thankfully, she does not have T2 (she had developed serious heart disease)

God's best to you and yours, especially your child.

James Baker

sugeily0923 2014-06-11 22:10:15 -0500 Report

Thank you :) and I'm sorry to hear about her heart disease condition.
God bless you and your family :-)
I have a question if you don't mind me asking because of the diabetes did that bring the babies any complications at birth or during the pregnancy with the babies growth?
I'm new to all of this and as you can imagine I have so many concerns and questions.

jayabee52 2014-06-11 23:13:54 -0500 Report

One of the things we did not know about my first wife's birth process with our first son was that she did not go into labor without the medication "Pitocin" injected into her.

So #1 son grew bigger ahd eventually had to be labor induced by Pitocin. When "P" came out it was noted that he had made a BM into the amniotic fluid, which was of concern to the nurses because that could cause a lung infection. Once he was checked out there was no lung infection evident. There was another anomily, which could be attributed to the diabetes, or not, He had a hypospadius penis. It was easily taken care of about his 6th birthday by plastic surgery.

P also has ADHD, again maybe due to the GD, but much more likely due to the fact that his father has ADHD.

With the subsequent pregnancies for her we already knew she would have to be induced so we were forewarned and there was no difficulties with those deliveries.

jaydoubleyou23 2014-06-11 06:46:08 -0500 Report

You're so strong! Do whatever you can to make sure your blood sugar stays under 140 because anything above that the baby will start making insulin for you. Always keep on schedule because that is the key. Never skip out on insulin ever! And test often. Also get a lot of rest. :)

sugeily0923 2014-06-11 13:25:43 -0500 Report

Thank you
They didn't give me insulin the doctor just told me to check my blood sugar 4 times a day (fasting, 2hrs after breakfast, Lunch and dinner).
I have to go see a nutritionist on Thursday and they will look over the log the told me to fill out every time check.

Glucerna 2014-06-11 21:49:51 -0500 Report

It's great that you're keeping a log and have an appointment with a registered dietitian. She'll help you figure out an eating plan that supports the growth of your baby during pregnancy and also keeps your blood sugar levels in a healthy range. Food needs and often blood sugar management changes during pregnancy as the baby grows, so it's important to stay in touch with both your doctor and registered dietitian. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jigsaw 2014-06-11 06:41:28 -0500 Report

It's a good idea to see a registered dietician! Also, a good endocrinologist that specializes in diabetes is a good idea. Make sure you use a glucose meter to keep track of, and compare your blood glucose before and after meals. Get familiar with the correct times to check your blood glucose. A meter will let know how foods , and which foods effect your blood glucose.

Is it gestational diabetes? Here is a link that might help.

wraithmb 2014-06-11 00:09:53 -0500 Report

I find it's helpful to keep on a schedule as far as meals and blood tests are concerned. Also keep a close watch on your blood sugar levels. The idea is to collect enough information so that you can prove that what you are doing is working, or identify things that need to be improved so that you can fix them. I'm a type 1 and I test about 8 times a day so that I'm sure that what I am doing is working.