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Jacki M. Due September 23; 1 child; Virginia 15 posts
26th Jan '13

Thanks :)
I did some surfing on the web before I actually found out I was pregnant bc I suspected and that was a bad idea :-/ I watch what I eat and Im keeping a good eye on my numbers now so I will try to keep my worry low knowing I will do what I must for a healthy baby :) I am sure you are glad to be in the second trimester now! The first is so stressful. First scan for me is the 7th of Feb so we will know more then. I'll keep yall posted if I can. Thanks again! ~Jac

bubsmazza Due June 30; 1 child; Australia 32 posts
27th Jan '13

Hi jacki
This is my first pregnancy and like yourself I have been reading a lot on diabetes n pregnancy , all I can say is what I'm doing is controlling everything I eat as I don't want the baby to grow too big n have complications from my blood sugars if I just eat anything I want.
I'm now on two types on insulin a rapid n a extended release and I ake metformin and check my sugars 6-7 times a day, yes frustrating but I'm looking at he big picture of delivery a health baby n me being safe n healthy.
Everyone's body s different but I suggest you listen to your body n doctors but I'm now 18weeks n with my strict control my diabetes specialists are apply with my sugar control n weight I've gained.
Stay strong and all the hard work will pay off in a gorgeous earthy baby ;) good luck, hope I helped!!

Jacki M. Due September 23; 1 child; Virginia 15 posts
27th Jan '13

My diabetes is pretty well controlled with diet and the metformin was added just as a "boost" for my system in september. I can't help but wonder if the longer I am pregnant the more likely it will seem that I will need insulin. My ob said that as the weeks pass my numbers will start to climb no matter what I do so I guess that means I will need it eventually. I have a 10 month old son who also needs me so finding the time to really keep a close eye on my numbers is difficult but I am trying. I figure now that he is older and on solid foods I will just try to get him eating on the same schedule as mommy :) What isbthe hardest part for yall?

bubsmazza Due June 30; 1 child; Australia 32 posts
27th Jan '13

Jacki, mine is definitely the insulin/diet bit as I get further long in my pregnancy my levels are high n low so adjusting my insulin intake is frustrating along with testing my sugars, I am very active during the day so me levels drop n which means I need to eat but just he monitoring is frustrating.....when's ur due date?

Jacki M. Due September 23; 1 child; Virginia 15 posts
27th Jan '13

I am due Sept 15th and I already feel like it is such a long way to go. It's strange having something "wrong" bc I feel so normal most of the time. If insulin is needed I am most definitely not looking forward to it. I have watched my Grandfather struggle with the high/lows of insulin treatment all of my life and that doesn't seem like something anyone should have yo deal with while pregnant. But that which doesn't kill us makes us stronger and I know that D-day will be all the better simply bc of the struggle to get there. Have you had any scans to measure your baby yet?