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Inka

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Great scan @Reb1521 ! You must be delighted to see her/him :)

Well done on your blood sugars too. You’re doing very well. X
 

merrymunky

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Quick update, so far so good ♥
Diabetic team happy with my BG readings so far and all seems very positive .. saw this little bean on the screen for the first time today, 9 + 3 weeks! ♥♥♥
That’s fantastic. I’m so pleased for you.
 

PhoebeC

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Congratulations. As others have said we are here for you when needed. Ask any question :)
Hope you are well.
Brilliant scan x
 

Reb1521

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Hey guys!

Another quick update, I realise it’s been a long while! Currently 22 weeks pregnant with a baby GIRL!

My readings are still okay, no insulin so far. Wondering if anybody could answer me when would be the point they would consider giving me insulin, I’m aware of my targets and probably have at least one meal a day where those readings are above target, my fasting bloods are always on target and my others are never really above 9.
So over all they have been pleased at only around 5% of my readings have been over target.

My last HBA1C a couple of weeks ago was 32! .. lowest it’s ever been

I’m just up for keeping this little babe safe so I’m open to anything now.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read, sorry it’s took such a long time for an update! ‍♀️ X
 

merrymunky

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Hey guys!

Another quick update, I realise it’s been a long while! Currently 22 weeks pregnant with a baby GIRL!

My readings are still okay, no insulin so far. Wondering if anybody could answer me when would be the point they would consider giving me insulin, I’m aware of my targets and probably have at least one meal a day where those readings are above target, my fasting bloods are always on target and my others are never really above 9.
So over all they have been pleased at only around 5% of my readings have been over target.

My last HBA1C a couple of weeks ago was 32! .. lowest it’s ever been

I’m just up for keeping this little babe safe so I’m open to anything now.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read, sorry it’s took such a long time for an update! ‍♀ X
This is fantastic news. Congratulations. Baby girls are wonderful! (I would say that...I have one!)

I’m surprised they haven’t put you on insulin yet. I was put on a low doses of insulatard every night right from day one. My levels were fantastic but they wanted to keep my waking levels below 5.5. I was also given novorapid early on too so I could safely make sure I was eating what I needed to.

It sounds like things are going so well for you.
 

Reb1521

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This is fantastic news. Congratulations. Baby girls are wonderful! (I would say that...I have one!)

I’m surprised they haven’t put you on insulin yet. I was put on a low doses of insulatard every night right from day one. My levels were fantastic but they wanted to keep my waking levels below 5.5. I was also given novorapid early on too so I could safely make sure I was eating what I needed to.

It sounds like things are going so well for you.

Thank you, I already have a sweet boy so a baby girl will be a lovely addition! <3

I developed diabetes after my son was born so I’ve no idea the “norm” for pregnancy and diabetes, my morning bloods have always (fingers crossed) been below my target of 5.3 and it’s usually only my main meal where it might be a bit over my target of 7.8.
I’m not really sure what the “criteria” is for insulin? .. I’ve been told if I can’t keep my bloods to target then I will be placed on it, then at my last appointment I was told I was nowhere near needing insulin .. it’s all very confusing :’)

I suppose I’ll keep bumping on and try and go with the flow thanks for the reply I hope you’re loving this crazy mum life! X
 

LucyDUK

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Hi @Reb1521
Great to read that everything is going so well :)
I’ve had a bit of a look around NICE and Diabetes UK info and can’t find any clear pathway for when to consider adding insulin treatment, so I guess it’s just down to individual clinicians to decide. You could ask them to be more specific than ‘if you can’t keep your bloods in target’ -. I imagine they just try to not overload you with ‘what ifs’ but it’s understandable you want to know what to expect, if you‘re thinking about it then there’s no harm asking I’m sure they won’t mind the question.
 

Reb1521

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Hi @Reb1521
Great to read that everything is going so well :)
I’ve had a bit of a look around NICE and Diabetes UK info and can’t find any clear pathway for when to consider adding insulin treatment, so I guess it’s just down to individual clinicians to decide. You could ask them to be more specific than ‘if you can’t keep your bloods in target’ -. I imagine they just try to not overload you with ‘what ifs’ but it’s understandable you want to know what to expect, if you‘re thinking about it then there’s no harm asking I’m sure they won’t mind the question.

Hi, thanks so much for trying to look around for me, I try hard not to google things such as “pregnancy and diabetes” I’m already a emotional wreck so that’s helpful thank you :’)

I have an appointment with my diabetic consultant in a couple of weeks time and will be sure to ask him to be a little more specific, I do suppose it really does just depend on the person and pregnancy, I can’t fault them otherwise they have been brilliant.

Thanks again x
 

trophywench

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Well usually reb, it's in the 3rd trimester which diabetic mums start seeing their BG increase more and more - so if you need it get it sorted PDQ.
 

Reb1521

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Hello all, just wanted to give you all a quick update for anybody wondering/ anybody who stumbles across this thread in the future, my sweet little girl Edie arrived on the 30/12 absolutely amazing weighing a comfortable 7lb 4!
She was born by elective section at 38 weeks so I did have some steroid injections which warented a hospital stay and a slide and scale over night, other than that my pregnancy went amazingly, I managed to keep my blood sugars so well controlled that I never ended up needing insulin, I know everybody is different.
Just want to say thank you to you all because although it probably felt small to you guys your words helped me so much in the beginning and gave me hope! .. worth every second of not being able to eat all the cake! Xxx
 

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rebrascora

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Wow! She is gorgeous! Many congratulations!
I am sure it was a lot of hard work and effort on your part keeping your BG levels under control particularly during such a stressful period with the pandemic etc, so you should be exceptionally proud of yourself. Massive WELL DONE!
 

Reb1521

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Wow! She is gorgeous! Many congratulations!
I am sure it was a lot of hard work and effort on your part keeping your BG levels under control particularly during such a stressful period with the pandemic etc, so you should be exceptionally proud of yourself. Massive WELL DONE!
Thank you so much, it was w challenge to say the least but a very worth while one :) x
 

trophywench

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Hi Reb, hi Edie!

Gorgeous when they're that little and always when they're asleep anyway!

Well done you.
 

Christy

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Well done with the blood sugar control and the birth! She is absolutely gorgeous. Lovely names. And now the fun begins...:)
 

merrymunky

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Oh this is such lovely news. Congratulations. She is perfect! Enjoy it. They grow so quickly. Eris is 8 months old today and I have no idea where the time went !!
 
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