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June 6th, 2007, 08:20 PM
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is anyone here that is diabetic and was before they got pregnant? I have a couple of question
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June 7th, 2007, 07:49 PM
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*raises hand* that would be me!! what questions ya got? MAYBE I can answer them for ya!
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June 13th, 2007, 12:53 PM
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Me too!! Ask away, and hope we can help.
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June 13th, 2007, 09:16 PM
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sorry i have not been able to use the computer for a couple of days

i am 10 weeks pg and i am on lantus and novolog. my ob sent me to another dr and he wants to change my insulin and put me in the hospital to do it. my last a1c a little over a month ago was 5.4 and all of my checks have been under what it should be. I have been diabetic since april 04. i got pg last year and they put me in the hospital to change my insulin and i had a major drop in my blood sugar and i had a miscarraige. i am very worried about doing this again and wanted to know if anyone else has had anything like this happen before. i need so advice on this especialy since everything is under control now.
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June 17th, 2007, 09:39 AM
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The insulin needs to be changed because it will cross the placenta and thats not so great.
Makecertain they give you a much lower dose of insulin so your sugars don't drop.

This would be going back to the same place would it not?
I would mention to your doctor that you are terrified of that happening a second time so he is extra cautious.
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June 20th, 2007, 09:35 PM
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Just wanted to add that I was told that low blood sugars have little effect on baby. It is the high's that are troublesome. Also once you are in the 2nd trimester it is easier to keep better control because of the hormone levels, so that is when they suggested me to switch to the pump. I hope you get all of your questions answered at the next appointment. If you aren't seeing an endocrinologist, I highly suggest you find one. Mine helped me with everything, and during delivery she made a special trip to help me with mine. She also made the dr.'s let me control my own doses. I loved that part because I have been diabetic for over 16 years and I hate when they mess with mine too much.
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June 21st, 2007, 06:56 AM
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<span style="font-family:Arial Black">well hmmm lets see here...I've been diabetic since 2001 and I've been on Novolin ever since then. when I got pregnant they said wouldn't have to change my insulin UNLESS my sugars got too high, says my perinatoligist. have your sugars been out of control, hence the two different insulins? I would also make sure to mention what has happened before and ask for it not to be changed TOO much for fear something may happen again oh and are you seeing a specialist for your diabetic pregnancy? if not I'd HIGHLY SUGGEST you find one!!!! </span>
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July 11th, 2007, 12:14 PM
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I know this post was awhile ago but thought I'd jump in here.
I've had diabetes for 29 years and have had 5 kids. I was on an insulin pump with all of them. I saw a perinatologist with all of them as well. I have to admit that the Dr's don't really know what they are doing when it comes to diabetes. They are great with gestational diabetes but not type 1. You need to go see an endocrinologist. The insulin you are on is fine while pregnant and only needs to be increased/decreased with sugar changes. The insulin does cross the placenta but it does as well with non diabetics and the baby isn't diabetic so it will handle it normally. The concern is when your sugars are high. The baby then makes extra insulin to compensate for the high sugars and will actually be born with low blood sugar.

I can give you tons of advice if you need it. I have never been hospitalized just to change my insulin doses. My Dr. pretty much left my diabetes control up to me. Even while in labor I checked myself and adjusted my insulin as I needed to. Most Dr's say they can handle a pregnant diabetic but they don't know much about type 1 and will treat you like you have gestational diabetes.
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July 18th, 2007, 02:51 PM
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The insulin needs to be changed because it will cross the placenta and thats not so great.
Makecertain they give you a much lower dose of insulin so your sugars don't drop.

This would be going back to the same place would it not?
I would mention to your doctor that you are terrified of that happening a second time so he is extra cautious.[/b]
Hi there. I am type 1 and have had 2 children. My first baby boy passed away when he was 11 days old due to anomalies most likely casued by diabetes (dont let that scare you- i didnt know I was preg til I was 20 weeks and my blood sugars were high due to high stress job).
So in my 2nd pregnancy, I kept my a1c at a 4.8-5 (below 6 is fine by most dr's). I did have lows and was told they would not hurt the baby that it was the highs that hurt.
GL to you! I highly recommend the pump.
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