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2/2/14 10:46 P

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NMG--I had my daughter in 1999. I was on a pump and I'd say that this was the best for me because I could streamline my control. The lowest A1C I got was a 4.7. I tried to keep it in the 5 to 6 range and could with no problems. My daughter was born at 36 weeks, 7lb. 11 oz and only needed some observation in NICU, but is today a happy, healthy child. Pregnancy and T1D is so much easier than it used to be in that you now have continuous glucose monitoring which could help even more. You can do this! emoticon --DJ

We do not know how strong we can be until being strong is the only choice we have!


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8/6/13 3:27 P

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oh thank you!
I will have to watch that.. i joined that site today

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8/6/13 2:53 P

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No problem, the stats is actually from the information binder we were given in May.
I just saw this on twitter
"@diabeteshf: Two days away! Live interview on #TuDiabetes with Dr. Lois Jovanovič: "#Diabetes and #Pregnancy". http://t.co/IzfwMU4xoL Thursday #DOC"
www.tudiabetes.org/m/event?id
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8/6/13 9:05 A

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thanks so much! your story is really helpful.

I'm so glad your daughter is going great, and that's awesome she is excited for school! lol

thanks for the stats & website link; i will check that out now (:

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8/5/13 9:53 P

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Iím also 23! emoticon

I got pregnant at 18 (totally unexpected) and delivered at 19. I had T1 for 9 years at that point and just coming out of the teenage stage of acting like I didnít have diabetes and I could do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted.

Finding out a little person was inside certainly changed things around and those months my BG was at its best and all blood work was great. I was also considered a ďhigh risk pregnancyĒ so I flew out for specialist appointments. I had monthly appointments and when I got down to the three month mark I started having weekly appointments, stress tests and blood work. Everything was fine with that.
I went into labour 2 months early, it was all natural and my daughter was born at 6lbs 6oz, she spent 32 days in NICU with no problems. I had no complications related to diabetes during my pregnancy.
I injected my insulin during pregnancy and continue to do so now. It works for me so I donít feel the need to get a pump yet.

I breastfed my daughter; I too experienced lower numbers so I always had apple juice nearby.

I agree with Valerie,
ďPractice good glucose control before conceiving Ö and try to establish good healthy habits regarding food and exercise now; it'll pay off later. But mostly, understand that you'll be working with doctors who specialize in diabetic moms, and you'll be in great hands!Ē

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Diabetes itself isnít inherited.

Risk of developing T1D if the following family member has it:
Sibling (brother/sister/non-identical twin) 1 in 20 chance
Identical twin 1 in 2 to 3 chance
Mother 1 in 50 to 100 chance
Father 1 in 16 to 20 chance
No family member 1 in 250 to 400 chance

My daughter was diagnosed with T1D May 13, 2013.
Remember though, there are plenty of T1s out there that have several children and they never develop diabetes and then there are T1s out there that have a diabetic child(ren).
She will be five in December and she is doing fantastic! Sheís checking her own BG now and has no trouble with the needles. She is happy and healthy and cannot wait for kindergarten in September lol.

Iím not sure how many other diabetic moms are in this team so I suggest checking out this site:
www.tudiabetes.org/group/ohba
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Itís loaded with information on diabetes and this specific group is all about pregnancy emoticon

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8/5/13 2:00 P

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thank you both- so much! It's encouraging and relieving to hear your stories, especially when most of what is out there to read can pretty scary, although it can be someone's reality.

I much prefer to hear the encouragement and the success stories that remind you it is totally possible to go through it with little to no complications. I am only 23 so having a child is something I will plan on giving more thought to a bit into my future, but I think it definitely wanted to get some more insight/knowledge about it now.

@valerie-very happy to hear that your sons are healthy. my biggest fear is passing it on, but again, just handle it w/as much positivity as I can.

I look fwd to your reply @mrswalsnl

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8/5/13 1:09 P

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Ooo, I went through a pregnancy as a T1 - had it for 9 years at that point.
I don't have the patience to fully write out what I want on an iphone lso when I get home I'll post my reply.
Just dont let diabetes be the reason you don't go through a pregnancy...

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8/5/13 1:03 P

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OMG; childbirth has come a long way for diabetics!
My sons are 21 & 17; both in perfect health. Managing my diabetes was SO MUCH easier while I was pregnant! After all, you've got this other life depending on you, so it's really simple to make the right decisions.

I didn't have diabetes with my first pregnancy. I was diagnosed with gestational at the 26 week check up and immediately put on insulin. My pregnancy was reclassified to 'high risk' which just means you see a specialist, and have more frequent appointments. I went weekly and had ultrasounds every couple weeks. Mind you, this was 22 years ago, so things may have changed a bit. I was induced two weeks early, which was the norm, since diabetes puts an extra strain on the placenta. My son was born healthy and weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

He was seven months old when my pancreas finally gave out, and I was diagnosed with type 1. My second pregnancy was a surprise but I was in good control. I was injecting back then (I pump now), and my insulin needs increased as the pregnancy progressed. My son was born at 30 weeks and spent two months in the NICU. His prematurity had nothing to do with my diabetes (I have cervical issues that were determined after his birth).

My insulin needs returned to pre-pregnancy numbers very quickly, although breastfeeding meant I had more lows to deal with. I'd keep a juice box and glucose nearby as I nursed my boys. I gained 24 pounds with my first pregnancy and 14 with my second.

Practice good glucose control before conceiving, consider pumping if you don't already (it offers so much more flexibility!), and try to establish good healthy habits regarding food and exercise now; it'll pay off later. But mostly, understand that you'll be working with doctors who specialize in diabetic moms, and you'll be in great hands!

Looking back, I wish I'd started earlier and had more children; best accomplishments of my life!

Valerie

Sh*t is hard. Do it anyway.



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NMG2I1990's Photo NMG2I1990 Posts: 43
8/5/13 12:22 P

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Hey guys! A topic weighing heavy on my mind is T1D and pregnancy.
I'm not pregnant, but it is something I thought I wanted to experience, until I was diagnosed.

Have any of you carried a child, and what was it like? Are your children healthy?

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8/2/13 9:16 P

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8/1/13 11:07 P

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We have a new member; welcome PANDS45!

Drop in and tell us a little about yourself.

And to the rest of you! Speak up! What's everyone up to? What are your biggest struggles around diabetes? What do you wish you knew when you were diagnosed? What did you have for dinner tonight?




Valerie

Sh*t is hard. Do it anyway.



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7/26/13 10:18 A

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Anyone use the One Touch Verio IQ glucose meter?

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7/19/13 3:05 P

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We're having a hot and lazy Friday here - trying to build up the energy to get my workout in and go grocery shopping. Everything is closed tomorrow because of the regatta.
How is everyone's Friday going?

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7/18/13 12:09 P

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I donít know anyone personally that went through any replacement surgery.
My mom and dadís neighbor built his brand new dream home then a year or two later he had to get both hips replaced Ė his dream home was a two story with the main bathroom and bedrooms upstairs!
If you donít mind me asking, what do they consider eventually; the next year or two; 5, 10 or more years from now?

The best I can think of is being prepared! Ask all the questions you need to fully understand everything and be comfortable with it. Meet/talk to other people your age that went through the same procedure. Ask about things to avoid to protect your knees from further damage. And have friends and family close for support.


It may seem stressful now but youíll get through it emoticon emoticon

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7/17/13 12:10 A

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Hello,

I'm having a bad day and I need somewhere to vent. First, I went to the orthopedic surgeon and I knew that I had arthritis in both knees. Today I got that grim taste of reality when she told me nothing can reverse it, eventually I will need knee replacements -I'm just too young for them to considerate now. Forty-something is considered old in so many situations, but not this one.

Just not knowing how I can go forward w/this. I don't want to deal w/this and diabetes daily, I'm tired just thinking about it.

" Sometimes God places people in your life who help and encourage you even when they don't know it"


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7/12/13 6:01 A

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Stop by and say hi! A place for us to chat and keep up on each other!

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