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Comment by Rachel Howard on June 12, 2010 at 3:07am
Donna - 160!? Sheesh! My doc has me aiming for under 135 1 hour after meals! What is everyone else looking at for goal numbers? (Although I am only at week 14 - does that make a difference?)
Comment by Tziporah on June 12, 2010 at 1:45am
Melissa (and others!), this is REALLY helpful feedback. I do love my endocrinologist, though he's a) not diabetic himself, and b) not female (and not ever pregnant!). :-) So his feedback is often wise, though sometimes not right what I need when I need it. This is excellent in helping me "get" what happens, how, and when (and why!). I have begun the "tweak" of my basals, still nothing dramatic but have changed a few of my rates throughout the day already. Seems to have helped a lot. But as you said, Melissa, virtually days after I made one change, need for another seemed to crop up. My last A1c was 5.4, so I'm REALLY pleased so far, though I know we're hunkering down for the hard part from here on out. (ps- I can't even imagine a 35 unit bolus for meals!!!)
Comment by Melissa Lee on June 11, 2010 at 8:28pm
Tziporah, week 20 was when I started experiencing major insulin resistance. Pardon me if you already know this, but It has to do with the placental growth hormone (human placental lactogen) that your placenta is spitting out. It actually makes non-diabetic women insulin resistant as well, so you can imagine what it does to us! It's supposed to help the baby in the case of maternal malnutrition in the last trimester, siphoning off for the fetus what it needs regardless of the mother's diet. But for us, it just spells triple the insulin intake. Ugh. My basals and ratios needed almost weekly tweaking from that point forward. I got to the point where a 35 unit bolus for a meal was completely normal...which would have been my TDD pre-pregnancy!
Comment by Donna on June 5, 2010 at 7:16am
I am going into week 34 and had an A1c done 2 weeks ago. I was at 6.5%. :( I had been at 6.2 and 6.3 prior - I will tell you that it's getting harder and harder to keep my post eating blood sugars under 160, almost impossible. I take a lot more Novolog before I eat and I have increased my Lantus to triple the dose pre-pregnancy .... I encounter some lows if I don't snack in between (the snacks are what throws me off, too) but my doctors have told me that I am still doing a great job and to not stress over it so much. Ultrasound at 32 weeks showed baby weighing 4 lbs 9 ounces and in 74% percentile. I put 2 lbs on in past week ... wondering what the 36 week ultra sound will show!!!!
Comment by Rachel Howard on June 5, 2010 at 6:56am
It all depends on the person. My numbers started going wacky in week 7! ;) But I did hear from my doc that the bigger the baby gets the harder they will be to control. But I don't think there is a specific week that causes the problem.
Comment by Tziporah on June 5, 2010 at 4:18am
Thanks all. I too thought it was weird. I'll be sure to "just say no". :-) I know others have posted about this question, but I can't seem to find the posts: when can I expect my insulin needs to start rising? My A1c's have been ridiculously good through the first 20 weeks, and it seems this week (a day after leaving the endo's office) my sugars are climbing... I'm nearly 21 weeks as of now. It's disconcerting to see the numbers, though I imagine some basal rate changes will help a lot.
Comment by Donna on May 29, 2010 at 11:41am
That seems weird to me, too!
Comment by Melissa Lee on May 29, 2010 at 11:33am
I agree, Tziporah. It's a mistake. I was seeing one of my doctor's partners one day at the beginning of Trimester 2 and he said something about a GTT and I laughed and told him I could tell him now that I didn't "tolerate" glucose well. I didn't have to do one.
Comment by Heidi on May 24, 2010 at 5:00pm
Its a mistake. There is no need, plus why would she have you drink a glass of sugar. Obviously, say something and don't bother taking the test.
Comment by Tziporah on May 24, 2010 at 4:13pm
Anyone have any thoughts on an OB ordering a glucose tolerance test for a nearly-30 year Type 1? :-) I thought it was odd when I saw it on my prenatal record, but perhaps they do those anyhow?

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