What a day we've had!
I'm 9 weeks pregnant with an 8 month old that I am still breastfeeding. My BG levels have been excellent since I adjusted my insulin needs to cover the initial highs. Lately however I've been fighting lows like crazy. I've also been extremely hungry and I've been trying to eat as much as possible despite the nausea.
This past week I went out for the day with my little girl (I'm a stay at home mom and most days I've been either sleeping or resting when my lo naps) This day however neither I nor my lo got to rest and I returned home completely exhausted and still fighting lows. I continued to feel exhausted on Thursday and on Friday night I was so tired I could hardly move and fell asleep at 9pm. I woke at 4am, my BG levels were fine (4.3mmol)but I was starving! I went downstairs and made myself a snack (feeling kinda nervous doing this because overnight snacking tends to do my BG levels no good) I went back to bed and still couldn't sleep because I was still hungry. My daughter woke early at 6:30am and I was still exhausted and starving. I ate a huge breakfast (usually I limit my carbs in the morning, but now this morning)I put my daughter down for a nap then told my husband that I was napping and to pick up my daughter when she woke.
I woke 4 hours later with paramedics overhead. I had a major hypoglycemic reaction and my husband couldn't wake me when he came to check on me.
I think this happened because I'm glycemically deprived or something, along with my insulin needs reducing led to this horrible experience. Has anything like this happened to anyone else here? Has anyone here experienced constant hunger and exhaustion while pregnant and breastfeeding? Any feed back would be appreciated. I need some encouragement!
So sorry to hear about what happened and SO glad you are ok!
I am not sure if it's relevant, but I had extreme lows after I gave birth and started breastfeeding. I would eat so much food that I could not handle it since I had to force myself to eat until my body adjusted. I would eat 2-3 bananas during the night and still be in the 60s afterwords. I was scared to get unconscious so many times, my CGM helped a lot, plus I checked my BG all the time.
Since you are pregnant, your body is working extra hard trying to produce milk and grow a new baby - it's exhausting, and you need calories to keep up with the demands. It's probably not new for you, but I would check BG every hour or so until you know your body needs.
I woke up starving again last night! My dietitian is helping me out with the carbs I should be eating and how much. Need to start loading up! :)