No, I got Type 1 Diabetes as a Kid. Sorry to hear that you were dxd. That must have been a shock for you and big hindrance and disappointment to you especially while you were pregnant. Good Wishes to you and your Family.
I was dxd. with another autoimmune disease, not long after after I delivered my first Baby.
Four months after our last child was born (I had gestational diabetes during the pregnancy but BGs returned to normal afterwards) I developed a sinus infection and that was my trigger for type 1 DM. I do beleive that the pregnancy had something to do with the whole process though. For the longest time, my poor son felt he was responsible for my DM1. Hopefully I have convinced him that is not true. He is now 17 years old and I wear an insulin pump and CGMS and am well controlled without any complications. (by God's grace).
Yep.. and I had normal labwork done at the beginning of my first pregnancy that shows I was fine... and I never spilled sugar or had anything else weird going on, 6 weeks later, a metabolic panel had a BG of 500+! It took nearly a year to get my T1 diagnosis after that.. it was frustrating dealing with being labeled GD, then T2, then fighting for antibody testing to confirm what I already knew because I was seeing an idiot doctor after my pregnancy.
I had a cold at the time... but no symptoms other than that and what I assumed were regular pregnancy things..
I was also diagnosed with T1 while pregnant, however, I had already had Grave's disease for 10 years prior to pregnancy and was seeing an endo for that. She diagnosed T1 correctly right away, thank goodness.
Yes I had gestational diabetes and then a brief honeymoon for about a year after my son was born and then misdiagnosis of T2. It was only after I saw an endocrinologist that I had antibody testing and found out I was a T1. For years I thought I had done something to cause this and felt great shame. Now I realize I am not at fault. I tested positive for antibodies in my thyroid as well as ovaries. They're all related...So in addition to being diabetic, I have thyroid disease ( Hashimotos) and had early menopause at age 40!
There are a lot of us out there who have been originaly misdiagnosed T2 and are in fact T1.
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