Pregnant & type 2

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2009-08-01 02:06:05 -0500
Started 2009-07-31 01:43:04 -0500

I am interested in hearing about what your expierence was being pregnant with diabetes. I just found out I am pregnant. 10 weeks ago my A1C was 5.5 and now it's 6.3! Thanks for sharing.

3 replies

lipsie 2009-08-01 02:06:05 -0500 Report

I dunno about being pregnant and Diabetic But wanted to congratulate you!! Hugs!! Sheila

kdroberts 2009-07-31 07:49:43 -0500 Report

The biggest things to worry about are your blood sugar control and how you get that control. If you are taking medication to stay in control then almost certainly you will have to come off it and switch to insulin for the duration of your pregnancy and longer if you breastfeed. If you are not on any medication then you may, at some point, have to go on insulin on a temporary basis because you will find it hard to keep the control, eat enough for the two of you and you may or may not be physically challenged at some point so exercise might be hard or impossible. Those are things you will have to talk to your doctor about in great depth. Control is key when pregnant and because your hormones are going crazy it becomes harder to do. An a1c is not really a good indicator of control when pregnant because it's very important for your blood sugar to not go very high, I've heard over 140 but really I don't know so you will have to talk to your doctor. You don't want the excess sugar being passed to the baby and causing problems.

An endocrinologist will help you and if you haven't already, you should find an OBGYN who specializes in high risk pregnancies to work with you and your diabetes doctor.

Many diabetics have very healthy pregnancies so it's not something you should worry about overly but you really do need to stay on top of things and work closely with doctors.

Angelique 2009-07-31 05:09:52 -0500 Report

You have to be VERY careful with diabetes when your pregnant. The scariest time is the first 13 weeks & ironically when mothers don't know they are pregnant. This is why controlling your diet is even more important if you are in child bearing years &/or not taking care of your diabetes. Your levels affect the baby's neurotubal, weight, heart problems, etc all before 13 weeks. Get to your doctor right away & take care of yourself Mommy.

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