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January 27th, 2010, 06:13 AM
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Location: Houston, TX
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I'm 35 weeks and the past week my numbers are super easy to control. I'm not eating any differently and haven't changed anything. Usually I'm always right at or above my target of 120 and having to adjust my insulin every three to four days.

What could be causing this? My first reaction was the placenta is breaking down and no longer producing all the hormones it usually does (I didn't read this anywhere just that I know when you are on insulin the placenta breaks down earlier than without it). Or maybe the baby is fully formed so no need for all the hormones anymore? I'm definately going to ask my OB on Friday but I'm just curious if anyone has heard anything from their docs about it.

DS 07/10/07
DD due 03/01/10
GD w/both, insulin w/both
Currently on 18 units NPH bedtime, 30 units Lantus lunchtime
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January 27th, 2010, 07:27 AM
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I don't know what to tell you about why it is happening, only that has happened to me recently too. I'm almost 24 weeks, and I actually had to start taking a little LESS insulin about a week ago because of all my sudden lows. My doctors didn't seem at all worried.

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January 27th, 2010, 12:33 PM
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Well, I'm not on insulin, but I have been checking mine daily and oddly enough, I am experiencing this as well? I've been kicking in the mid 60's- low 70's when I wake up and it's making me feel totally physically terrible. I'm happiest in the mid 80's-mid 90's.

This has only been happening for the past week 1/2 or so? All I have kept hearing is the closer you get to delivery, your sugars will rise because the placenta will not be there to help w/the hormones. So, shouldn't I be going the other way (up) realistically? I met w/my Dr. yesterday and she couldn't explain it.

Unfortunately, what I'm finding is that I need to eat more now and actually eat sugar/carbs to get them to come up, so I've been doing that throughout the day so I don't bottom out. I'm 38 weeks at this point.
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January 27th, 2010, 02:08 PM
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My OB is a diabetes specialist (that's why I see her) and she has told me that while diabetes does usually follow a pattern in pregnancy, pregnancy hormones can do odd things some times and no one really knows why.

WoodysWife - you might want to try increasing your evening carb snack a little bit to keep you from crashing overnight. My OB actually has me testing at 3AM (when I wake up to pee anyway) just to catch middle of the night crashes.

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