(Closed) Pregnant with diabetes and high blood sugars

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Have you been diagnosed as a diabetic by physician and if so what type? Exercise and eating the right carbs along with watching what types of sugar you ingest is important. Is there a diabetes educator you can be referred to?

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I have type 2 diabetes but I’m lucky in that during pregnancy my blood sugars seem to get so much better.  Of course I do eat right and exercise and take insulin, but I seem to need less than normal.  In fact, close to delivery I really needed less, I guess the baby was already separating from me or something.  Anyway, diabetes can be controlled but of course as you know it has to be monitored.  My advice is to find a diabetes endocrinologist and see if they will see you once a month.  I report my blood sugars to mine every week and they make adjustments if needed.  Get diabetes cookbooks, you’d be surprized how many good recipes there are out there.  Do as much diabetes education as you can.  I went to classes at 2 different hospitals, and found that certain things that had been mentioned at the first one didn’t really sink in until I had heard it again.  It may seem like a pain, but it is worth it in the end and you absolutely can have a healthy pregnancy and baby.  See if your hospital can refer you for a fetal echo at 20 weeks, too.  But do pay attention to your readings.  Take them several times a day, up to 10 times.  You have to be diligent but it will become second nature after a while.

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