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:

  • 24 weeks

    July 28, 2014

    I found this “survey” from Meredith’s blog With a Side of Insulin and I thought it was cute so I wanted to give it a try.

    How far along? 24 weeks
    Maternity clothes?  Sort of, I’m wearing dresses and some pants from when I was 30 pounds ...
  • Sleep

    July 21, 2014

    I’ve always LOVED sleep.  I was never one to pull an all nighter in college or stay out until 2AM bar closing time.  I could sleep until noon if you let me.  I love sleep.  I knew that once I got pregnant, I wouldn’t be getting sleep for a while but I had no idea ...

  • Pregnancy Weeks 20-22

    July 19, 2014

    Today, I am 23 weeks pregnant.  A lot has happened since the end of week 19 when we found out I was having a boy. My husband and I are still no closer to picking out a name but we have tackled our registry and ordered nursery furniture so I’m feeling ...

  • Pregnancy and Diabetes – What I Eat

    July 9, 2014

    One of the hardest things for me with this pregnancy is trying to wait every three hours to eat.  Before I was pregnant, I would go 6 hours easily without eating but sometimes I would also snack every hour or two too.  I didn’t really have a set schedule and while that probably wasn’t the ...

  • It’s a…

    July 3, 2014

    My husband and I have felt like we were having a boy from the beginning.  However, if you were to ask any of either of our families, everyone thought we were going to have a girl.

    We had a gender reveal party with family last Friday night (after the 20 week high risk OB appointment) and ...

  • Second appointment with the high risk OB

    July 1, 2014

    Last Friday, I had my 20 week appointment/ultrasound with the perinatologist.  It’s always so amazing to hear the baby’s heartbeat and see the baby moving around in my belly.  I haven’t been feeling any kicks recently (minus the first few I felt about a week and half ago) so I have been worrying a little ...

  • Halfway there!

    June 27, 2014

    I can’t believe I will be 20 weeks tomorrow-half way point!! I’m about halfway through my second trimester and it’s amazing.

    I remember thinking in the first trimester that I couldn’t understand why anyone would have more than one baby because the first trimester was ROUGH. Now that I’m halfway through the second trimester, I think ...

  • DiabetesSisters

    June 25, 2014

    Logo - only DS

    I am very excited to announce that I will be DiabetesSisters’ newest blogger!! I’ll be blogging on pregnancy with diabetes and I will be posting a new article every two weeks.

    I know I’ve spent the better part of June talking about ...

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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