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Any type 1 pregnant out there?
2 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2012 - 11:05AM #4
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When pregnant there were a couple changes I made:

Ate the same breakfast every day so I could catch when my insulin dose needed to increase

In the 2nd trimester I couldn't eat high carb or high fat food after 5pm.  It took too long to digest and I'd have delayed highs.

My goal was to have a non-diabetic A1c with no severe lows.  I aimed for a target blood sugar of 80 and tested often to make sure I didn't have lows. 

What's the point of using a pump if you're doing to eat 60g meals and 15g snacks like a robot?  I didn't limit what I ate and didn't have a strict diet but got diligent about carb counting.  I also would bolus, eat and then test an hour later to see if a correction bolus was needed.  That kept my postprandial numbers lower. 



2 years ago  ::  Oct 28, 2012 - 12:06PM #3
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This is my second post to you and I hope you are still looking for responses.  Just realized there is a forum on type 2 for pregnant called gestational MomSpot.  But I still want to talk to you.  I remember my first pregnancy when I had run away hunger all of the time.  I gained 97 lbs during that pregnancy.  The more I ate the more I craved and it fed on itself.  Thank God I wasn't diabetic then.  I can't imagine the complications that would have happened to my son and me. 

I know now that the more carbs that you eat the more you want.  I would suggest that you drink a glass of water a few minutes before you eat.  Set down and eat the meat and the vegetables before you eat the carbs...include milk products as carbs.  Eat your fruit too.  When do vegetables you can do some that are low glycemic ones that make you fill fuller.  That can take the place of your high carb part of your plate.  Pick the lesser calorie ones to fill most of your plate.  For snacks you can eat a small amount of cheese or cottage cheese, a small protein.  I like fruit actually.

So many tricks and I doubt if I touched the tip of them, but I care about you very much and I think that if you don't get responses to go to the type 1 clubhouse.  I am sure that alot of members have had children in the past and would know the details of how a type 1 woman goes through pregnancy to have a healthy baby.



2 years ago  ::  Oct 27, 2012 - 12:58PM #2
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I am not type 2 nor am I pregnant but I ran across a place on dLife that might give you some help.  Check it out.

2 years ago  ::  Oct 26, 2012 - 10:20PM #1
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I am 28 weeks today and just recently started back on the pump - yuck. I really hate insulin pumps, they suck. Well really they don't, I do - I have such bad sensitivity when the insulin is released that I have to change the site every 1 to 2 days otherwise I'll get an infection.

That's not the reason for my post though, the reason I am posting is because I wanted to see how many carbs you are all eating while pregnant and how your blood sugars are. Currently my A1C is 6.7 and I managed to do that just on injections alone. But I am a carbo-holic and I can't stay away, I dislike veggies, well I will eat carrots and cucumbers but that's pretty much it.

I wanted to also ask what your meals look like each day, my doc says I need to keep my meals around 60 carbs and snacks at 15 - do they realize how hard that is? It's nearly impossible, again because I love carbs and when I try to eat healthier I just do not feel full and then I end up eating more carbs, lol.

Thanks in advance for any response, I guess I needed some reassurance that I am not the only person who likes carbs. Oh one more thing, has anyone experienced any swelling of the ankles? This is my second child, my other is almost 9 and I didn't really have any issues while I was pregnant but I did swell extremely bad with her and now I see that it's happening all over again.      
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