If there was ever any doubt about the effect of breastfeeding on blood sugars, it is evident here in spades. Cutting my nursing sessions down to half has wreaked havoc on my blood sugars. I’ve been cruising in the 300’s without a low in sight.
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.
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 most babies. […]
I forgot just how difficult the first few weeks with a newborn are. If you take a look at the two graphs below, can you tell which one was during my pregnancy and which one was after? *Hint, the first is pregnancy and the second graph is postpartum It is so much tougher to manage […]
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.
I’m still alive! I went one whole week without my CGM (continuous glucose monitor) and I’m still alive! I can’t remember the last time I went that long without wearing it. I didn’t go without it on purpose. It was merely a result of being too busy taking care of my infant and trying to […]
Two weekends ago, I had a frustrating few days. It all started on Friday night. It was day 3.5 of using my infusion set so I probably should have been more proactive to change the set, but instead I got lazy and told myself I would change it first thing Saturday morning. I went to […]
Recently, I’ve been cleaning up old files I had in my basement and I stumbled across this beauty, a two-page fax to my endocrinologist of my blood sugars: I have no idea what my A1C was at the time, but considering my addiction to my CGM now, I can’t fathom a time when I only […]