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Hey ladies :) I'm new to cafemom

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2007 at 2:50 AM
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Hi,

     My name is Jessica, I'm pregnant with my first child who is due 10/12/2007... I'm pretty nervous about the whole thing, because I'm a little out of the norm... I'm 24 years old, I have type 2 diabetes which I was diagnosed with in January of 2006 and a bone disease which is called Osteopetrosis... My sugars have been really high since I became pregnant which scares me, but I have an appointment with the Endocrinologist next Thursday, so hopefully I can get this straigtned out... So far everything seems to be great, except the high sugar, but just knowing the risk factors involved is a little scary... But I have faith that I will have a healthy baby and that everything will turn out fine :)... Is anyone else in the same boat, or know anyone who has diabetes and pregnant? I'm very new here to cafemom, so feel free to add me as a friend if you'd like to talk or just reply to my post... And thanks so much for listening :)

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racheljessee
by owner on Apr. 1, 2007 at 3:07 PM
I have type 1 diabetes, which I have never been able to keep under  tight control.  When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I was already 3 months along, because the first 2 pregnancy tests were inaccurate.  I was scared to death.  My A1C was around 8 something, and I had no idea if my baby was going to be okay or not.  Luckily, I was reffered to a very good doctor, and with his help, was able to stay somewhat stable during the rest of my pregnancy. 
It's a scary thing trying to carry a child when you've got serious health concerns.  My advice to you would simply be to have faith in God and your doctors and follow their instructions very closely.  Do the best that you can and I'm sure things will work out just fine.  BTW- congratulations! Smile
chicomommy
by on Apr. 19, 2007 at 12:18 AM
Hi, I'm Dana and I have type 1 and just had a baby 5 months ago. I too have never had good control. With my first pregnancy I was a month and a half along before I found out I was pregnant and my starting A1c was12 and same situation with my 2nd baby preg. for a month before I realized and HA1c was 8. Both of my babies were healthy. Are you the one who said you just started humalog and lantus? If it was you just really track what you eat, when you eat and insulin amounts. That should make it so much easier for your doctor or nutritionist to figure out what is going on with your sugars.  Tight control is so important, with my last pregnancy I was testing 10 times a day, before I ate, after I ate, when I woke up, when I went to bed, middle of the night.....if you have any questions or need support contact me. It can be hard enough being pregnant let alone diabetic but when that baby comes out healthy it is so worth all that hard work!!!!!!!!
momx6gramx1
by on Apr. 19, 2007 at 12:50 AM
Hi my name is debbie and when I was pregnant with my sixth child I couldnt control my numbers either. They had me up to 296 units of insulin a day. I was doing shots left and right. But my daughter turned 6 on april 9th and she is fine. my numbers still are horrible ,........Just work with your endocrinologist and you should be great...good luck
mom2jonathan
by on Apr. 30, 2007 at 9:37 AM
Hi!  My name is Regina and I also have Type 2 Diabetes.  I just want you to know that my son turned out just fine.  He was born 6 wks. premature and weighed 4 1/2 lbs., but there was nothing wrong with him.  He had to wear a CPAP for a day, just as a precaution and he only had to stay in the hospital for a week.  He wasn't even 5 lbs. when he came home!  The pregnancy was very regimented when it came to meals and snacks.  At times I was tired, because I felt like all I did was eat and the baby didn't even seem to share any of it with me.  I also have hypothyroidism, but both were being followed by the same Endocrine specialist.  I was pretty busy with appts. towards the end.  I sometimes had like 3 appts. in one week.  They definitely would get on me about exercise like walking.  So now I have a very happy and healthy 2 1/2 y.o. son that has stretched out so much people can't believe he is only 2!  I think as long as you listen to your doctors, you and your baby will be fine.  I hope this helps.

Regina
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