Type 1 Diabetes & Pregnancy

I stumbled upon my first diabetes blog when I was researching Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy, back in 2012.  After reading various blogs, I decided to start my own blog to share my experiences with diabetes, my frustrations and my successes, as well as use it as motivation to get my A1C below seven so I could get pregnant.  In 2014, I got pregnant! And in November 2014, I had my son.  Here are some of the posts I shared from my pregnancy:

  • Book: Pregnancy With Type 1 Diabetes

    April 11, 2017

    For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I wrote extensively about both of my pregnancies. After my first pregnancy, I was actually contacted to share my experiences on Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy for a book to be published.

  • Baby’s Low Blood Sugar

    September 13, 2016

    I mentioned in a previous post that things went fairly well for us this time around in regards to the birth.  However, there was one thing about the birth and hospital stay that made me a little upset.  My son was born with low blood sugar.  Low blood sugar is pretty common for ...

  • Pregnancy Insulin Needs

    August 31, 2016

    Since it’s Wednesday, I thought I’d do a “wordless Wednesday” post. I love looking at my data on Carelink. Below is one report of my total daily insulin during and after pregnancy. Can you tell when I had my baby!? Pretty crazy how much insulin needs change!

  • Low at the Pediatrician

    August 29, 2016

    Last week, my son and I went for his one month checkup. My husband had been going with me to each pediatrician’s appointment, but it was always such a production with my toddler in tow. We decided he would stay home with the toddler and I would handle the appointment on my own.

  • One Month Postpartum

    August 22, 2016

    And just like that, it’s been a month since I gave birth! It has definitely been a roller coaster ride so far and not just for my blood sugars. Baby 2’s first month of life has been a lot more stressful than my first’s. Luckily, my first didn’t have any issues except maybe ...

  • Baby #2’s Birth

    August 15, 2016

    On Tuesday, July 19th (my husband’s birthday), we welcomed our second son into this world. He was born via C-section at 9:47AM, weighing 11 pounds 2 ounces and 22 inches long. Unlike my first son’s birth, this birth was a lot less dramatic.

  • Introducing…

    July 29, 2016

    The newest addition to my family!! This little guy arrived last Tuesday, the 19th at 9:47AM via c-section.  He weighed a whopping 11 pounds 2 ounces and was 22 inches long.  I’m still recovering but hope to share the birth story and how my blood sugars and baby did soon!


  • One More Day!

    July 18, 2016

    Tomorrow is the big day!! I get to meet my second baby boy! I’m officially 38 weeks today and I feel ginormous! The last week or so has been really tough; I haven’t been able to move around as much and I am so exhausted! Luckily, my husband has reduced his hours at ...

3 thoughts on “Type 1 Diabetes & Pregnancy

  1. Your blog inspires me! My husband and I are going to try to get pregnant starting in July 2016 and it makes me feel good that you could do it and have a happy, healthy and adorable baby boy! Right now I am in the constant, meticulous, and grueling struggle of trying to lower my A1C. I have hung out in the 7s for my whole diabetes career ( diagnosed at 10, going on 18 years with T1) but my endo wants me at 6.5 or lower for pregnancy. I am also a runner (first 5k at age 5) and have a difficult time not going low if I don’t start out in the 190s. C’est La Vie right?

    Anyways, keep writing- because I read them all! You are great! Good luck on pregnancy #2 🙂

    • Hi Grace! Thanks for the kind words…you sound very similar to me! It was so hard for me to get my blood sugars below 7 prior to pregnancy. I will say that being pregnant is a great motivator because once I got the positive, I was able to keep my blood sugars below 6.5-its doable! I also had issues with running and dropping low. Maybe eating a snack before a run could help or doing a temp basal ahead of time, that way you don’t need to start as high? I did a TON of experimenting back when I was starting to run! A run/blood sugar journal helped. Good luck!

  2. do you have any tips for insulin pump and sensor. My type 1 diabetic daughter,,, her 6 month old baby kicks the site and sensor.

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