Krystyl - posted on 11/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
I have had type one Diabetes for about 8 years now,
Before I got pregnant, I was taking 2 injections a day, and 2 glucose tests...
my blood sugar was generally normal, and my husband and I are pretty good at adjusting the dose as needed on special occasions (Birthday parties, ETC.)
Now that I've been pregnant, I get hypoglycemia from eating the littlest thing!
My OB has recommended
that I now check my sugars 7 times a day and take 4 insulin injections!!!! - I feel like a living pincushion!
I Have been recommended to an OB because my Family Doctor has never dealt with a diabetic pregnancy, my OB is sending me to the 'big city' for extensive 'diabetes & pregnancy' training, hopefully that will be helpful,
He's also upset at me for not coming in to see him before I got pregnant (as apparently I should have done, as I haven't had a recent hemoglobin A1C test etcetc. )
I am also being sent to the city because my OB is concerned about heart defects and spinal issues ETC... The City has MUCH better prenatal monitoring equipment -- I was VERY upset by this --- The only thing I've heard in terms of Diabetic pregnancies & Complications are that the babies tend to be bigger... now I am hearing that my baby may get heart defects...
Though I am almost 9 weeks, and we DID see the heart beating at the OB appointment about 5 days ago.
I am hoping to get some feedback from other Diabetic mothers, who've maybe had this issue, is this maybe just a scare tactic?, how worried should I be?
I need just ,... Something.