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2CRAZYBOYS's Photo 2CRAZYBOYS Posts: 346
5/4/10 12:31 P

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I have a Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm and a Continious tester which I do not use, I lost the injector oops = bad diabetic :( I have had 2 minimed pumps I like them I have never tried anything else.

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JBJMF23 Posts: 63
5/4/10 10:59 A

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Thanks. Brady Oz was born March 25, 2010. He is amazing. My BS was great while I was pg, My A1Cs were 4.9 and 5.1. I developed GD while pg with my twins. It went away and then I was diagnosed with Type 1 2.5 years later. It's been quite a ride. I am not investigating pumps. Any advise on which one to choose?

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2CRAZYBOYS's Photo 2CRAZYBOYS Posts: 346
5/4/10 12:14 A

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Congrats I hope you are feeling good! I have been diabetic for 28 years I have 2 lil boys and have had a few miscarriages myself. I wish you the best of luck! I hope you keep us updated! Excited to hear about the progress. I hope your sugars will be a lil more stable. How was your BG control when you where pregnant in the past?

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TALTEXANNA's Photo TALTEXANNA Posts: 409
8/4/09 11:00 P

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Yeah, learning how to eat again can be... interesting. But, you CAN do it and whenever you need anything, we're all here for ya!

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JBJMF23 Posts: 63
8/4/09 9:38 P

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Thanks for all of the great info. I saw my endo today and it went great. He is not putting me on the pump, but he did change around my meds. I was a little over whelmed at first, but he was really great. Now I just have to learn how to eat all over again.

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TALTEXANNA's Photo TALTEXANNA Posts: 409
8/2/09 10:34 P

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I was diagnosed as Type 1 three years ago at age 28. I had my first child last October so here's what I have for you:

1. You'll probably be seen by a "high-risk" OBGYN. For some reason, we're "high-risk" by default. I don't get it, but I don't suppose I have to *shrug*.

2. Your bg WILL be erratic. It's the same as when you have your period only it lasts for months. However, most docs want to see type 1 moms a lot so you can tinker and get things just right. I had an appointment AT LEAST every four weeks. However, I was e-mailing my bg readings to my doc every week to see if we needed adjustments.

3. Relax. Really, it helps!

4. Your bg (according to my doc) should be below 90 when you wake up (pretty much as close to 70 as you can get). Before meals it should be below 90 and (if you get on the pump and are on fast-acting insulin) an hour after meals should be below 140. It isn't easy, but totally do-able if you stay on top of it.

5. Relax. Truly, can't say it enough. Worry and too much stress can also monkey with your bg.

6. Most importantly I think is that you shouldn't let things get you down. If a doc lectures you about the risks, etc. of being a diabetic mother or you go looking on the internet, don't put too much stock in it. Just do your best and at the end of the day, I'm sure things will be fine. That's the attitude I ended up having to take after being lectured by the head of the high-risk OB dept. It went on for 45 minutes on my 30th birthday. All any of us can do is our best, and that's enough.

SO! BIG Congrats on the pg and I wish you much luck and healthy cravings!!!

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8/2/09 2:46 P

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Congratulations! I hope everything goes great for you. I have been a type 1 for 32 years and had my one and only child 20 years ago. Because I had had a few complications from my diabetes prior to that, I did run into a few problems with my pregnancy. Delivered at 32 weeks, a 4 lb 15 oz boy, but he did great and I recovered well. I think now there are a lot more specialists available (endos, OB/GYN specializing in high risk pregnancies, etc.) and I am sure you will do fine. Keep us posted on what goes on. I will be checking back Tuesday evening to see where you're at with everything. Nine months goes by way too fast!

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JBJMF23 Posts: 63
8/2/09 11:45 A

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Thank you!!! this info is helpful and I'm sure I'll be back with questions. I am seeing my endo on tuesday.

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BRESSIE Posts: 10
8/2/09 3:51 A

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Hi!
I have been diabetic for 22 years and have 4 healthy children. My last 2 were unexpected surprises. Your blood sugars could be erratic because of the hormones raging in your body. As you go further into your pregnancy you will find that you will need more insulin. It is important to try and keep your sugars within the 'normal' ranges because the insulin you inject does not get passed on to the baby....so the baby will need to produce more insulin if your sugars are higher...insulin being a growing agent cause the baby to grow bigger than is considered normal. Although I was the best controlled with my last baby He was my biggest 12lb 8 1/2. I am sure your endo will put you on the right track. If you need someone to talk about anything I am more than happy to help out.
Goodluck and keep us up to date.

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7/29/09 4:07 P

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With good medical care, there is no reason you and your baby can't get through a healthy pregnancy. Pancreas is shot, but everything else seems to be working just fine! ;)
All the best to you!

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7/29/09 1:55 P

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I can't speak from experience, but most everything I've read says the most important part is keep your BG as under control as possible. I'd imagine your dr should be able to give you guidelines or helpful ideas on actually HOW to do that, but also an endocrinologist and an ob/gyn who has experience with existing diabetes (not just gestational) should be able to guide you.
Congrats and good luck!

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7/29/09 1:52 P

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Best of luck to you. I hope everything goes well! Please keep us posted.

~Lori~


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JBJMF23 Posts: 63
7/28/09 7:47 P

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Thanks. It helps to have this board. I am going to my endo on tue so i will see what he has to say. I am not on the pump but expect to be next week based on this pg. I would like to keep the baby, but I have had several miscarriages in the past so I am keeping my hopes down just in case a baby is not in the plan for me. My BS are erratic. For the past several days I have been waking up at or near 150 while going to sleep below 150. I hope my dr. can straighten some of this stuff out.

Thanks for the note.

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STUBBNO Posts: 6
7/28/09 7:19 P

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If you are planning to keep this baby, it is all doable. I have been a diabetic for 20 years. 1st diagnosed with my 1st child. He turned out wonderful. Since then, I have 2 additional girls. One is 7 years old and the other is 5. I am now 44 years old. Both pregnancies, Type 1 diabetic for at least 13 + years. Both girls came out healthy. I was/is on the pump. You need to get with an endocrinologist (not sure I spelled it right) to monitor with you and your OBGYN. Hope this gives you some hope instead of fear.

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JBJMF23 Posts: 63
7/28/09 5:52 P

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Hi! I'm a 35 year mother of twin 4 year old boys. I was diagnoised 2 years ago with type 1. I was late for my period and took a pg test today. It was positive. Now what happens next? As luck would have it I have a dr. appointment next Tuesday but I can't wait that long. Any advise? Any thing I should be concerned about?

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