Dealing with Infertility


Dealing with Infertility

A group for diabetics who are dealing with infertility and exploring reproductive assistance options (IUI, IVF, etc).

Members: 37
Latest Activity: Mar 16

Diabetes Forum

Hello and looking for support

Started by Stephanie. Last reply by Sharon (Sneetch by the Beach) Mar 16. 3 Replies

My husband and I decided to try and get pregnant. My endo was not supportive. I am at 7.2 A1C. She wanted me down to 6.5 or lower. We decided to try anyway when my other doctors thought I was fine.…Continue

IVF and Side Effects

Started by Jackie Sep 30, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone, (I am posting this here and in the "Oh Baby" forum so please forgive me for the double posting!)I am hoping for some feedback from anyone who has gone through IVF. My husband and I are…Continue

IVF drug protocols? How do they affect blood sugars?

Started by Kaitake. Last reply by Kaitake Aug 19, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm in NZ and my husband and I have finally qualified for public funding so we will be doing sperm retrieval in about 6 months, and IVF/ICSI in about 18 months time. Hooray to finally…Continue

Tags: New, NZ, Zealand, blood, affect


Started by Jackie Jun 17, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone, I am new to the group and hoping for a bit of info. My husband and I have been trying for years to get pregnant. I finally got pregnant last year but had a miscarriage at 9 weeks. Once…Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Dealing with Infertility to add comments!

Comment by Lou on August 5, 2011 at 4:03pm
Ahhhhhhhh So pleased for you, and nice to know too re: progesterone and 'perfect' bgs :)
Comment by Rachel on August 5, 2011 at 1:09pm
Update on the necessity of 'perfect' b.g. at transfer time (see July 26). We managed to get someones cancelled appointment with my endo yesterday (I was hoping for a phone consult, but someone smiled on me:) He said that because of my age and the increasing numbers of people with T2, he suspects that our repro guy was making blanket statements that pertained mostly to T2 and not T1's (as he prob mistook me for a T2). Lesson here is that I need to ask each time repro gives us a recommendation, to make sure it also applies to T1's (as a gentle reminder that I am in fact a T1). Given that he told me I should not be gardening without a mask on (ever, not just during pregnancy), in order to prevent fungal infections (which endo said is more common in T2's ??), I see the necessity for reminding him as many times as I can.
With regard to the effects of progesterones on my b.g., apparently there is a correlation between using them and increasing b.g., however the correlation is not linear (so if 5 mg makes us increase basals 10%, 50mg will NOT nec. make us increase basals 50%). It is also individual with regard to how much it affects you. Sorry guys, I was hoping for a better answer so that we would all benefit :(
At least with some forewarning, there can be preparedness, right?
Endo read us the letter he sent to repro in order to give us permission to proceed, and that made my day. To have someone who KNOWS, say nice things (in medical speak, but nice nonetheless), made all of my anxiety about being 'perfect' diminish. And so my b.g. will prob get even better now! :)
Apparently, an A1c of 6.5 is amazing for a T1 of longer than 20 years duration, in his humble, and yet very educated opinion. We are doing a fantastic job.
Works for me!
Have a great day,
Comment by mhynes on August 5, 2011 at 4:40am
AF arrived today. Sigh. Guess round 3 of clomid is in my future this time at max dose. Wish me luck.
Comment by Lou on August 3, 2011 at 7:55am
Mhynes (((( <3 ))) know that feeling sweetie x x x
Comment by Lori on August 3, 2011 at 6:33am
Teaching has to be one of the worst occupations for being around pregnant women! I am a teacher too. Although I don't have my own classroom, I sub at various schools. It seems that at every school I go to at least one or two staff members are pregnant. Good luck this school year, mhynes. I'm sure it won't be easy leading up to December, but come back here and leave a message whenever you feel you need to. :)
Comment by mhynes on August 2, 2011 at 8:20pm
Well I guess on the bright side I got a call from my gyn and I did ovulate on day 44. So far nothing to report. I will take another pregnancy test tomorrow.

In quasi unrelated news I went into school to start setting up my room today. Found out the teacher across the hall is due in December. Sigh. I was due in December but miscarried. It should prove to be an interesting year. Very few people at school know about the.miscarriage so it will be odd. Nobody understands why you aren't all excited for them.
Comment by Lori on July 29, 2011 at 2:40pm
Sure, by all means do that if it's easier for you. Just put a quick msg here each time to let us know it's been updated so that we can keep up with you. :)
Comment by Lou on July 29, 2011 at 2:31pm
Hey there, I've just updated my 'discussion' (though there's not much to tell, a mildly funny thing happened). If it's ok I'll just keep adding to it and date stuff as and when it happens like a self contained blog here, is that ok?
Comment by Rachel on July 29, 2011 at 1:48pm
Oh pooey!
There is nothing worse than having to put off, and for something relatively unrelated to the 'usual' :(
Just a point of interest, I officially have a basal rate that is 30-31% above my usual to cover the very low dose of progesterone that I am currently on. Not looking forward to transfer, where the dose is much higher... call into the endo to see if the increase in my basal is dose dependent (if I increase 30% for 1 mg, do I then increase 60% for 2 mg, etc.), or not.
Will keep everyone posted for future reference...
Comment by Lori on July 29, 2011 at 1:07pm
Thanks for the new link, Rachel. I've only done a quick scan of it so far, but I do see that they discuss the rationale behind transferring only one embryo to women with "medical contraindication" (point number 10 on the second page). The more I've thought about it, the more I'm realizing that a one embryo transfer is probably the safest thing for us to do. If it doesn't work and we have frozen embryos, perhaps we can see if we can do 2 at that time.

On another note, I got a call from my clinic today about my bloodwork. They said that I need to update my rubella vaccination and that we can't begin IVF until at least a month after I get that done. Which is fine, I have an appt with my regular doc next week. Not something I expected though - if anything, I was expecting to hear that my thyroid is out of whack again or something. Ah, what a learning process this has become.

Members (37)




From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2015   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service