If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might remember a post I did titled A Month-to-Month Guide to Pregnancy with T1D. I wrote the blog post because two of my favorite diabetics (Jenny Smith and Ginger Vieira) are writing a book on T1D and Pregnancy and asked for other T1Ds to share their pregnancy experiences. Initially, they were hoping to release the book in early 2016 but have hit a roadblock. Apparently, book publishers and even diabetic companies think that the market of people that are Type 1 diabetic and pregnant is too small to be profitable to publish. While the market might be small, it’s so important.
Last week, Medtronic revealed their new CareLink CGM reports. I had always wanted access to the same reports that my endocrinologist reviews but never thought to ask Medtronic to make them available. I’m glad others did because Medtronic said they received many requests for these reports. Medtronic released a blog post about the new reports that you can check out here.
Last Wednesday, April 20th was the second annual #IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes day. What is this day? Well it’s a day, where globally, the Diabetes Online Community shares what they wish people knew about diabetes over social media-Twitter, Facebook, blog posts, etc in order to spread awareness and educate. The day was started by Kelly Kunik (another K-K!) […]
Tuesday, I wrote about a topic from Diabetes Blog Week from last year. Last DBlog Week also had another topic that I wanted to revisit and that was the topic on Changes. I wrote about changes I want to see happen but I’d also like to talk about the changes that I’ve seen happen in my 22, almost 23 years with the disease.
I initially thought of this topic back last year during Diabetes Blog Week, hosted by Karen at BitterSweetDiabetes.com. The second day of DBlog Week topic was Keep It to Yourself. I chose to write about the emotional toll that diabetes can sometimes take on me. Thinking about this topic and reading others’ responses to the topic made me think about some confessions I have when it comes to my diabetes care. Diabetes Blog Week is coming up again soon (May 16th-20th!) so I thought I’d better talk about this topic before the new week starts.
As I get older, I’m beginning to wonder if I have too high expectations for doctors. Almost to the point where I am really frustrated with doctors in general.
“They” say that every pregnancy is different. I had no idea that would be the case, but it sure is true! I’m 23 weeks into this pregnancy and it’s been incredibly different than my last. I had a very easy first trimester with my first. If I was tired, I would take a nap. I didn’t have morning sickness and minus a little constipation very early on, I didn’t have any stomach issues either. This pregnancy, however, has been rough! I’ve been beyond exhausted. I don’t even think exhausted covers what I’ve been feeling. Sure the first trimester is usually exhausting, but I don’t have the luxury of taking naps when I want anymore. I’m busy chasing my active toddler around non-stop. Even now well into the second trimester, I’m still really exhausted. By the second trimester with my first pregnancy, I was starting to get my energy back. That is definitely not the case this time around. I’ve also had stomach troubles throughout the ENTIRE pregnancy so far. Just when I thought I was doing better, bam I get hit with something like I did last Sunday night when I spent the entire night in the bathroom-not fun at all! I’ve also had a lot more stress this time around with work, insurance issues, taking care of the kid and keeping up with housework, it’s just a lot to do while pregnant. I don’t know how people have more than two kids! This is exhausting. I will say there are some other funny differences between pregnancies:
Well, I’ve made it about halfway through the second trimester, 23 weeks pregnant! I’ve been slacking recently with writing, mainly because so much has been happening. March started off with my mother-in-law visiting then I had a girls weekend away with my mom and sister. Work has been super busy and luckily last week was Spring Break for the high school students so I could have a mother’s helper come every day to help watch my toddler while I worked.
Over the weekend, I had a pretty scary encounter. I was traveling for a girls weekend with my mom and sister. It was my first time leaving my 16 month old son overnight. We left Saturday afternoon and returned Sunday at 2:45AM (didn’t see my son until Monday morning)! I missed him and my husband a lot but I had a great time. We traveled to Raleigh, NC to see the Garth Brooks concert on Sunday night.
On Sunday, we had a gender reveal party for baby #2!