I am in my third trimester and up until now I have found that actually my blood sugar levels have been somewhat easy to control except for the lows early on. Now its such a different story. It seems like every other day I am adjusting my basal rate, it is good for one maybe two days and then crazy again. I am working with my endo who doesn't seem overly concerned but I am getting really stressed out about this. I am even afraid to go get my A1c done, I don't want to know the number. I wish this would level out, I am so worried about my little guy...
Is anyone else experiencing this?
This is totally normal. I'm at 38.5 weeks and am currently taking so much insulin I have to change my pump out once a day. Sometimes I've had to adjust my basal rates, carb ratios or correction factors twice a week. My endo and OB have both said that what counts is that you're not having prolonged highs (like for hours during the day or for days during the week). Also, at this point, prolonged highs most likely will only affect your baby's weight, and not how their organs are forming and stuff, since by the third trimester, everything is mostly formed. So just do your best, and keep making adjustments as needed, and try not to freak out too much (although it's hard, I know!) What you are experiencing is very normal! Hang in there!
In the beginning of the third trimester I also needed to increase things about every three days. Just follow your numbers and keep increasing where they are high.
It means your little one is growing as he should!
Thank you its nice to know that others have experienced this too...
Wow, you're lucky that things have been pretty easy up until now. Cheers to that! I'm 29 weeks along and suddenly having to increase my basal rates almost every day. Totally normal, as everyone else said! Don't be afraid to increase more aggressively now than you ever have before.
Check out this graph (on the second page of the PDF):
I'm right there with you, I just hit 28 weeks and I literally can not eat anything my carb ratio has becoming borderline disturbing, I'm currently running on a basal of 7u/h and bolusing with a correction factor of 2, I've had over 82u of insulin today its only 7:45 and I still have not gotten my bgs below 180. I expected to start seeing spikes but its like it started creeping up and everytime I've tried to adjust it, it just stays the same. I've changed infusion sets 3 times, new bottle of insulin straight from the fridge. I'm ready to pull my hair out. The baby is still doing his usual backflips but I'm about to pull out my hair. I can't get in touch with my endo till tuesday has anyone else hit a wall like this? I seriously have gone from 3.1u/h to 7 in 2 days and I'm barely staying out of keytone central. Before this it was also fairly easy to manage my sugars, my last A1c was 5.7 and felt like I was on top of the world. I know that the baby should be fine if not enjoying all this extra sugar to fatten him up, but I just don't know what to do anymore other then keep upping the insulin till I get it down. Pure Frustration is where I am at, any words of encouragement right now would be more than welcome!