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:

  • 35 Weeks Pregnant

    July 1, 2016

    Happy July! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, almost a month! Honestly, this pregnancy is getting the better of me. I have been fighting a cold for what seems like forever (in reality it’s been about three weeks). My last “pregnancy” specific post was when I was entering the third trimester, ...

  • Third Trimester!

    May 11, 2016

    On Monday, my baby bump turned 28 weeks old! I’m officially in the third trimester and I can’t believe it. What is crazier is that this baby will be born in less than 11 weeks!! This pregnancy is definitely going by way faster than my first.

  • Second Trimester Adventures

    May 2, 2016

    As my second trimester is drawing to a close, I thought I’d share some of the fun stuff that I’ve been up to as my baby has been growing. Last weekend, my family and I went to my alma mater, Virginia Tech for their spring game. It was a lot of fun but ...

  • Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes!

    April 29, 2016

    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 ...

  • First Pregnancy Versus Second Pregnancy

    April 7, 2016

    “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 ...

  • Checking In-23 Weeks Pregnant

    April 5, 2016

    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 ...

  • Baby #2 Gender Reveal!

    March 9, 2016

    On Sunday, we had a gender reveal party for baby #2!

  • My Dealings With Obamacare

    March 1, 2016

    When Obamacare was announced, I didn’t really have an opinion. I was open to the idea especially since it meant that insurance companies couldn’t deny me because of my pre-existing condition (diabetes). Because I work for a small company, this was beneficial because my business would no longer be charged a ridiculously high ...

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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