I feel like all my posts recently are just updates on my life. I’ll eventually get back to different type of posts (my New Year’s resolution is one blog post per week) but for now I thought I’d do another update (last one was in November). December was one crazy month! I spent about a […]
For my blood sugars, I LOVED being pregnant. I had a fabulous CDE on retainer evaluating my blood sugars with me weekly and helping me to make adjustments. I had blood sugar goals-60-90 pre-meals and not spiking above 140 2 hours post meal. Seeing an A1C in the 5’s was amazing and celebrated (mainly by myself and my high-risk OB). Now that I’m 2 months postpartum, I’m in a weird state. My husband and I are most likely done with kids so I don’t technically need to keep my A1C down in hopes of trying to conceive (we are like 90% sure we are done so there is still a 10% chance). So I feel like I’m in a weird spot now.
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, which seems like a lifetime ago! So I thought I’d try and take a minute to catch you up on what’s been going on.
Now that I am approaching the end of my pregnancy, I’m mad. In the Diabetes Online Community, we spent a lot of time talking about diabetes stigma and the differences and similarities between the different types. But one thing that isn’t talked about much is the stigma surrounding diabetes and pregnancy. The default go-to is that if you have poorly controlled diabetes you will have a big baby. This makes me so mad.
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.
After I graduated college, my blood sugars weren’t under the best control. This was before the continuous glucose monitoring technology was around and I only tested my blood sugar a few times a day (i.e. twice a day probably). Back then, my A1Cs hovered in the 8’s. Not terribly bad but not great either. When I would go to see my endocrinologist, she would look at my poorly recorded log book and tell me that she couldn’t do much with the limited data I provided her. Usually, she was mad that my A1C wasn’t below 7 but yet she couldn’t help me because I didn’t provide her enough information on changes we could make to my basal or bolus rates.
On Wednesday, I had my latest endocrinologist appointment. I was DREADING this appointment because I thought my A1C was going to come back even higher than last time. Postpartum my results have been 6.1 then 7 and I felt like it was going to be even worse this time. Seven is actually pretty amazing in […]
I am so BEYOND frustrated with diabetes lately. Over the past few months, I have seen my average blood sugar creep higher and higher. Back when I was pregnant, I was sitting pretty with an A1C of 5.5 (yes, it’s just a number but my blood sugars were pretty darn amazing then). My first […]
Last Friday, I had my latest endocrinologist appointment. I went into the appointment nervous because I’ve really let my diabetes care slack the last few months. While I have been testing pretty frequently, I haven’t been uploading my CGM data to review so I haven’t been making any necessary adjustments. I also haven’t been sleeping very well and I think that is wreaking havoc on my blood sugars because the lack of sleep makes my blood sugars higher and I snack a lot more when I’m tired which also contributes to higher blood sugars.
I’m at a weird stage with my diabetes management. When I was growing up, I don’t recall having an A1C goal. It wasn’t until I graduated college that I really remember trying to get my diabetes management into good control. However, even then, I didn’t have a goal per se other than to try and […]