First pregnancy

kirsty90

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hello :)
I have recently found out that I am pregnant (only 5 weeks so still very early days). I have type 1 (have done for little over 10 years and in good control) and I to say I am scared would be an understatement!

I have been in contact with my diabetic team who are being really helpful but wanted to ask if anyone has any hints or tips of how to, first of all, calm my nerves a bit. I have the Libre sensor which I have never scanned so much as I have since I found out about the pregnancy as I am so scared I do something wrong.

i have been told I need to work on lowering my HbAC1 a little and I’m going to see my nurse next week to talk over anything else I need to do.
thank you
 

Inka

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
@kirsty90 Congratulations! My advice is to stop and breathe when you feel stressed. I did that a lot and it really helped calm me. If you need instructions, just ask. I also found taking time to rest and relax every day helped

Don’t panic about occasional highs. I had some, both early on and later. It’s impossible to be perfect. Correct them and move on.

A diabetic pregnancy is hard work but it’s perfectly do-able :) You’ll get excellent support and care. My advice is to test lots, watch out for sudden and fierce hypos (keep glucose everywhere), take your high dose folic acid and mini aspirin (if that’s been prescribed), and download a pregnancy app. I found mine took my mind off stressing about the diabetes and made me feel more normal.
 
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