Monday, September 5, 2011

My biggest pregnancy concern...

The title is a little misleading because I have a LOT of big pregnancy concerns.  Obviously, above all I want my baby to be healthy and there's a lot of concerns that go into this desire.

I obviously worry about my lungs and potential infections, but even more so right now is my diabetes. I'm worried about my sugars being too high/low for the baby and causing it harm.  I recently started the insulin so I'm still getting it slightly under control. I've started off only taking 3-4 units with a meal and eating really high-calorie meals since weight is such a problem for me. The problem is, with the insulin my sugars stay elevated for a few hours after dinner. So, I'm not sure what my endocrinologist will say about this. I don't see her until October now since she is on maternity leave. She had given us her blessing before having the baby but I feel like I'm missing a piece of my support system without seeing her recently.

Not sure if I should go see a different endocrin. in the mean time or just wait for her to get back...hmmm


  1. I do not use insulin, but I have been borderline diabetic for years which makes me very susceptible to diabetes during pregnancy. I wish I had some advice, but keep us posted!

  2. Thank you for the support. I literally JUST started using insulin about a month or so ago. I had been controlling my sugars with carb restricting but in order to gain weight I had to go on insulin. It's nice to eat things I haven't eaten in a long time and injecting myself has gotten much easier. I just want my sugars the best they can be for the pregnancy. I hope your sugars handle pregnancy well!!


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