Hey SugarDragon - I saw your post on the main page and was going to encourage you to ask here, but you beat me to it!
I used a pump for my pregnancy, so I don't have much to add regarding the use of Levemir. Did you ask about Lanuts? It is more similar to Levemir than NPH. I used NPH when I was diagnosed. It will act completely different from Levemir. It's not "bad", but will have a learning curve.
Good luck with finding answers. Did you High Risk OB have an endo suggestion?
Hi Kate, thanks for the quick reply! I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed lately, so I'm trying to deal with it as best as I can. I feel good knowing my a1c is at a good number before getting pregnant (5.8) so that tends to put my mind at ease. I'm trying hard to keep it relatively close to that number. The OBGYN is great, but I'm still in the process of finding an Endo. All of the ones I've seen within the medical group I have through my insurance have not been the greatest. I thought this would be a good place for me to reach out and see if anyone lived in my area and hopefully knows of a good one. All I've ever known are shots and I'm comfortable with that. The thought of a pump freaks me out! It's foreign to me. Thanks again for your suggestions, greatly appreciate it!
Thank you for sharing your experience, it feels good to know I'm not alone and others have done it as well. I will have to continue with my search/research other methods/options and hope it all works out for the best. Thanks again!
I did my first pregnancy on Levemir back in Canada 4 yrs ago at the age of 35. My daughter was born healthy and strong. The only problem I had with Levemir is that I had to split the doses after I hit 40 units. I was already injected 2x a day before pregnancy. Levemir does something weird once you hit the big doses, it doesn't absorb properly. I had to split my lunchtime & night injections into two shots once I hit the 40 mark. So basically, that's 4 shots of Levemir and 4-6 shots of Novolog a day.....I felt like a pin cushion!! My second pregnancy last year was with a pump......soooooo much easier. Good luck with your search for and Endo, I got lucky, after being turned down by 5 because I was pregnant I finally found one that would take me.
I am a T2, who is 38 years old, with my first pregnancy. Im 6 months pregnant, and using Novolog meal time and NPH for long acting. I have been having a hell of a time with my morning numbers being too high and then always dipping too low mid day. I am having a hard time incorporating snacks, in fact my appetite has decreased once I got pregnant?! I live in Berkeley, Ca. I thought it might be nice to connect since you too were "older". It feels weird to be considered high risk because of age, and of course diabetes too, not to mention I had high blood pressure, which is controlled with meds. Any insight would be appreciated. Sounds like you have two kids?! congrats!