my ttc+diabetes and my diabetic and pregnant journey update.

Hey everyone just wanted to stop and give everyone an update to where im at. This year has been a journey let me tell you. ..

When I was pregnant the first time the doctor recommended me to a program called Sweet Success its a program for diabetic women who are pregnant. At that time my a1c was 8.5 The day before my appointment  i had a miscarriage at around 10 weeks. So i had to cancel the appointment but when I called they told me that also have a program called Preconception consulting a program for diabetic women who want to get pregnant. I went to my first appointment  it was 3 hours long and i met with a team of diabetic professionals, They reviewed my bl number and set up a meal guide and helped me with a plan to get my numbers right so i can get the green light to try to have a baby again.

I went to the apointments and within 2 months around june my a1c already dropped to 5.7 so i got the green light to try again within 2 months i found out i was pregnant!! I was so excited! This time i scheduled an apt with a high risk doctor that the sweet success team recommended.He is great! My second apt the doctor told me my a1c was 4.8!! I couldnt believe how great Im doing! So here I am now 20 weeks today! 5 months i cant believe it! I found out the other day that Im going to be having a little boy! I couldnt be more happier.

This whole time i was trying ttc and then the miscarriage and then ttc i would watch youtube videos of other women and their journey, I only came across one women who was type 1 and pregnant ( )she gave me so much hope. Cuz people would tell me diabetics cant get pregnant, or that its too dangerous. I watched hundreds of women and their pregnancy but only found one diabetic type 1 not type 2 like me. Even though im kinda shy i thought it would be a good idea for me to share my diabetic and pregnant journey with other people hoping that there was other women out there like me searching for comfort.

One girl wrote me"i am glad i found your videos im type 2 diabetic, and i have been having similar problems, my due date is may 1st im currently 11 1/2 weeks. My doctor still has me on diabetic pills, i will talk to him about insulin, i researched and they say its safer. Thanks for the videos." she wrote that on my first vlog it made me so happy that i was able to reach out to a fellow diabetic!


I was so shy at first and felt dumb talkin to a camera  but i told my husband and mom that there is hardly any youtube pregnancy journeys from diabetics and i wanted to document the differences of being pregnant and diabetic. if u watch my first video and then my latest one u can see a huge difference . im more used to the camera and comfortable talkin into it cuz i feel like im having a conversation with my viewers and my tudiabetes friends. After I have the baby i want to put all the videos on to a dvd and keep it as a memento.  i just pray that the morning sickness goes away but then again it makes me happy in a weird way cuz i feel like if i have morning sickness that my pregnancy is strong.

If you want to follow along on my journey you can do so here :

I upload a new video every week describing the previous week of my pregnancy. I answer all and any questions and am completely open with my experiences.  Thank you to all the ladies on Oh! BABY!!

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so today I am 30 weeks ! I cant believe it 30 weeks! I am soo Happy!!! so less than 10 weeks left, i lost a lb so sooo far the weight gain is only 7 lbs. And since i was so having soo many lows they cut all my insulin doses in half! , nursery is just about finished , im editing and uploading my week 29 video today! :) babydust to all
Wow, I just saw that you only gained 7 pounds!! I have gained about 10-12 at week 23. What did your doctor tell you about weight gain?
I had a lot of morning sickness from when i found out till like week 26 till i got hearburn med that was the only thing that helped the stomach bile. they said its fine cuz im measuring good they think since im strict on my diet im just losing weight from the rest of my body. And they said besides the last month is were u gain more so they are not worried
Great! Hope that you are feeling better.
how is ur pregnancy going? have you picked out a name for him?
I'm doing well! 23 weeks along and my insulin needs are finally increasing pretty rapidly. So I'm seeing numbers that are a bit higher, but we are increasing my insulin to keep up. He is really active these days and I'm enjoying that! In some ways, the time is flying by -- in other ways, June still feels far away!
yah i know wat u mean!
How strict are you on your diet? Do you limit your carb intake?
are u asking me or kristin? i follow a basic meal plan that sweet success gave me(2000 calories) But i eat less than this,. this is too much food for me

for breakfast (15-30 carbs total) 1 protein , 1 starch 1 fat
ex: 1 scrambled egg, 1 slice of whole wheat toast or corn tortilla , 1 tsp margarine, tea or decaf coffee

mid morning snack( 45 carbs) 1 starch, 1 milk, 1 fruit, 1 fat
ex: 1/2 cup oatmeal , 8 oz low fat milk, 1/2 banana, 4 walnuts in the oatmeal

lunch(45 cabs) 3 oz meat, fish or chicken, 2 starches, 1 cup veggies, 1 fruit, 2 fats
ex: grilled chicken breast, 1 small baked potato, 1 slice whole wheat bread, 1 cup brocolli, 1 fresh peach, 2 tsp margarine

mid afternoon snack(15 carbs) 1 starch , 1 protein
ex: 5 to 6 crackers, 1 tbsp peanut butter

Dinner(60 carbs) 3 oz lean meat, chicken or fish, 2 starch, 1 cup veggies, 2 fat, 1 milk, 1 fruit
ex: 3 oz fish, 1 cup pasta or 2 slices of wheat bread, spinach salad, 2 tbsp low fat salad dressing, 1 cup low fat milk, 1.2 cup non sweetened applesauce

bedtime snack( 30 carbs) 1 protein, 1 starch, 1 milk
ex: 1 oz cheese, small tortilla or 6 crackers, or slice of wheat bread, 8 oz low fat milk

tips: eat 3 small meals and 3 small snacks( eat about every 2 hrs)
eat a small breakfast no more than 1 bread/starch and a protein
no fruit or milk or ready to eat cereals for breakfast
dont drink fruit juices
avoid combining milk and fruit alone at snacks it can lead to hyperglycemia
eliminate all simple sugars
have no more than 8-10 hrs between bed time snack and breakfast
no more than three 8 oz glasses of milk a day
choose high fiber foods, whole grains, fresh or frozen veggies, beans, fresh fruit
eat low fat foods, lean proteins, low fat or skim milk and dairy
Yes I was asking you, thanks for such a detailed meal plan I have been TTC and am currently low carb but know I must increase carbs for pregnancy so this helps a LOT in giving me an idea of what I should be eating! Question..I see you are on shots as well, how far apart are your meals and snacks? About what time do you eat? Do you wait 4 hours since last bolus/meal or what?
o that meal plan was for when ur pregnant I had a different one when i was trying to conceive here it is:

breakfast(30-45 carbs) ,
morning snack(15carbs)
lunch (40-50 carbs)
afternoon snack(15 carbs)
dinner (40 -50carbs)
evening snack(15 carbs)

example breakfast:
1 fresh fruit choice, omelet (1.2 cup egg subsitute) 1 oz lean protein, mushrooms, green peppers, tomato, onion, 1 slice whole grain toast, 1 tsp margarine, coffee or tea

morning snack: 1 fresh fruit or 8 oz yogurt

lunch: garden salad with 3 oz sliced lean protein 2 tbsp dressing 2 whole grain choices, 1 tsp margarine , water or iced tea or diet soda

afternoon snack:high fiber snack bar, or 1 cup raw veggies,or small smoothie

dinner: 3 oz lean protein, 2 whole grain choices, 1/2 cup brocolli , garden salad with 2 tbs dressing, water(or iced tea or diet soda)

evening snack: 1 fresh fruit, or 1 small quesadilla, or 6 crackers with 2 tbs peanut butter,

yes im on shots, they want me eating about every 2 hrs,i get off work at eleven at night, dont get to sleep around 12 wake up at 7 to make my husband breakfast and lunch for work, then go back to sleep and wake up at about 9 , so i eat breakfast around 930, then eat a snack around 1145, at 1 i eat lunch, before work around 230 i eat a snack, then i eat dinner around 5 while im at work, then around 8 i eat a piece of fruit when i get home from work i ate something small like half a banana or something to eat with my night time insulin
31 wks today! can u believe i got carpal tunnel from pregnancy!




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