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February 13th, 2012, 04:59 AM
YumPickles's Avatar Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2012
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Hi everyone! I've been lurking here and everyone seems so sweet and supportive!

A little about what makes me high risk! When I was pregnant with my ds I developed gestational diabetes. It was a huge bummer, but not completely a surprise. I was (am) plus sized and have a strong family history of diabetes, and I've had blood sugar issues all my life (not diabetes, but problems with low sugars). I had insulin through the last part of my pregnancy and was lucky enough to deliver without complications.

The real pooper is that my GD transitioned into good old type 2 diabetes.

At first I was a champ at taking care of my sugars, keeping to the diet, taking my pills and injections everyday, but over the past few years that kind of tapered off. It was expensive and worrisome, and for a while I was without insurance and could not afford it. So now I have basically uncontrolled and ignored type 2.

I hadn't planned on getting pregnant again, but there it is. Now I'm just trying to watch what I eat, take my blood, and exercise until I get to my first OB appointment. I feel pretty ashamed and guilty for not taking care of my blood sugars. I'm afraid the doctor will ask why, and I won't have a good reason other than "I got bored with it" or something.

When I made my appointment a few weeks ago I did tell the nurse I had uncontrolled type 2 and was taking no meds. She seems unconcerned and suggested I just track my sugars until the first appointment (end of this week). I worry about what kind of damage this could do to the embryo.

I didn't know I had such a long post in me! I guess I really needed to get that off my chest. Thanks for listening

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February 13th, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Welcome! Listen, we all do things to our bodies that we know aren't good for it--my mom has type 2 diabetes and despite my family history, I don't eat healthy enough. The important thing is that now that you're sharing your body with this new little bean, you're trying to take better care of yourself. Which shows that you're an awesome mom.

I will be keeping my fingers crossed that you have the most boring, uneventful pregnancy ever, and at the end of it, you have a healthy happy baby! How are you feeling so far?
~Beth in Seattle

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February 13th, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Welcome to the board. I'm sure your OB will help you through the type 2 and being pg. You would be amazed at how resilient the babies are, especially early in the pg. If you go in with your sugars tracked, it will help your OB decide how to treat you and the baby. Any good dr would not judge you for letting your type 2 go untreated. Even the best diabetic patients (type 1 and 2) go through periods of not doing a good job controlling it. (My DH is type 1 and struggles to control it).
Mom to M (6), K (4), and little rose (18 months)
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February 14th, 2012, 07:40 AM
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Thank you so much for the support! Dealing with something like D2 can be such a pain, it is sometimes too easy to 'forget'. The pregnancy is a wake up call though. I'm going into the ob at the end of the week for my first appointment. I've resigned myself to following all the rules from now on


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February 16th, 2012, 07:25 AM
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Hu Yumpickles,

I am Kim from the July Due Date Club...This is my 4th pregnancy and the 3rd one with Gestational Diabetes and taking insulin during my pregnancies.......After the last pregnancy I was in the gray Zone for developing diabetes...I have been on Insulin since Feb.2nd.....
My numbers are not extremely high, just higher for being pregnant......
In the morning they want them under 5.3mmol( in Canada they measure them in mmol) and mine were like 5.5, 5.7...So i monitored them for A couple of weeks and then was put on insulin right away...As of now, i only hav eto inject 6 untis of insulin per night....
I know how hard it can be to stick with the diet...The last times I did not have trouble, but his time is hard...I LOVE SUGAR!!!!!!! So it is really hard to not have it....
I would assume that you wil be followed by a High Risk Clinic...They will check on the baby and everything will be fine....
Hope all goes well with your appointment,
When is your due date....
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