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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 MelissaBL 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?
Comment by Pamela1977 on April 22, 2010 at 10:08am
It's funny because I had forgotten that I was addicted to egg salad sandwiches at the beginning of my last pregnancy until I read this discussion. Since I carried twins, I had to eat a decent amount of carbs and tons of protein, and egg salad with light mayo and 2 pieces of a high fiber, whole grain bread worked really nicely for me. When I was carrying my daughter, I ate cheddar and tomato sandwiches with light mayo for breakfast every day! That also worked well. I am T1 and on a pump so your experience might be different but lots of fiber and plenty of protein were musts for me during pregnancy...I actually still eat like that.
Comment by Rachel Howard on April 22, 2010 at 9:10am
Thanks guys! - That is kinda what I've been trying for, but eggs get SO OLD! ;) Although the boiled eggs on toast gave me an idea - I do love some egg salad! Maybe that might be a easy make ahead solution. :)
Comment by Nici on April 22, 2010 at 8:49am
Rachel,
I agree with Melissa about avoiding or strictly limiting carbs for breakfast. I like eggs (I'm also not a fan of greek yogurt, but it does work well with my BGs.) Sometimes I make a bunch of hard boiled eggs on the weekend and have two for breakfast every morning. I've also heard of slicing a hard boiled egg on low-carb toast with a slice of cheese.

As for evenings, I find that my BGs are lowest at this time of day, too. This is the time of day when your insulin needs are usually the lowest, so it sort of makes sense. I try to keep my carbs low all day, and then splurge a little with dinner.
 

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