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:

  • Happy Halloween

    October 31, 2014

    Hi all! So I’m getting a c-section in about 11 days and I wanted to get a few photos documenting the last few weeks of my pregnancy but I didn’t want to hire a professional photographer because I’m not feeling all that beautiful (i.e. feeling huge!) right now so it would most likely be a ...

  • Diabetes and Pregnancy – Full Term!!!

    October 28, 2014

    So Saturday marked the start of my 37th week, or when the baby is considered full term!  I am ready for him to come anytime now :).   Since my last pregnancy post, a lot has changed.  At my 36 week appointment, I found out that my “little” guy is measuring in at ...

  • Pregnancy Weeks 32-34

    October 11, 2014

    Today marks my official 35th week of pregnancy!  My induction is officially scheduled for November 11th! I’m hoping my little man comes a little earlier on his own though so we don’t have to worry about inducing him. The doctor also said that depending on his size, we might induce him earlier. I haven’t gotten ...

  • The 7th Month-Pregnancy and Diabetes

    September 22, 2014

    Saturday marked the start of my 32nd week or month 8!  I was told at my last OB appointment that I will be induced at week 39 so I have less than 7 weeks to go!  It might sound crazy but I actually feel like the days/weeks/months are flying by now.  I can’t believe since ...

  • Thankful for Diabetic Friends

    August 29, 2014

    Growing up, I always loved kids.  I babysat all the time.  I was always so excited to have a family of my own. As I got older and reality set in that babies could be on the horizon, my tone changed and I wasn’t sure anymore if I wanted kids.  My husband and I love ...

  • Don’t Lay on Your Back During Late Pregnancy

    August 26, 2014

    If you are pregnant, after a certain number of weeks, you should NOT lay down on your back.  The reason is that as your uterus gets heavier from the growing baby, it puts pressure on a major blood vessel that sends blood to your heart and brain.  I knew this and I have taken good ...

  • Entering the Third Trimester!

    August 25, 2014

    The second trimester was 1,000 times better than the first. My symptoms subsided; I was able to get some sleep; my blood sugars have remained fairly stable. I think my last update was around the first half of the second trimester, so I’ll focus on the second half in this post with what’s been going ...

  • NYC Trip!

    August 23, 2014

    It’s been a few weeks since my last post mainly because I was in NYC last week.  My husband was in a wedding in Long Island over the weekend so we decided to make a week of it and go the Monday before the wedding weekend. I had never been to NYC before so my ...

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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