Type 1 - Thinking of Getting Pregnant!


Type 1 - Thinking of Getting Pregnant!

This is a group for diabetics who are considering, have embarked on or want to share their stories about the wonderful, and frustrating journey to becoming pregnant! Tighter control then ever ahhh!!

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Started by Te. Last reply by Te Mar 19, 2013. 2 Replies

So,I'm 24 ,married and hope to have a baby in the near future but I'm having a little problem,when my husband being up the discussion of having a baby I get A bit annoyed. It's not that I don't want…Continue

Is it strange...?

Started by Megan E. Wilhelm. Last reply by Megan E. Wilhelm Aug 15, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi all! I'm Megan, 32 years old, Type 1 diabetic for 29 years. My husband and I decided last year we would like to have a family, so I told my endo in December 2011. She said she'd like to see…Continue

thinking of getting pregnant

Started by ashley. Last reply by ashley Aug 12, 2012. 3 Replies

Hello my name is ashley. I have been a type one diabetic for over 12 years now and my boyfriend and i are thinking about having our first child. I am an overworrier and the only type one diabetic i…Continue

thinking of starting to try...

Started by CyNdyM. Last reply by Chelseabetic Aug 12, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello! I have been diabetic Type 1 for almost 27 years.I don't have any diabetic complications (thank God) yet. I am 34 years old. I wear an omnipod. My A1C are not perfect, in the 7 range. The…Continue

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Comment by Te on February 9, 2013 at 2:43pm
Wow,I'm pretty happy about finding this group,I'm 24 about be 25 this year but I'm extremely scared about getting pregnant...my mom die at 28 giving birth to me and I think about that everyday.I know there are positive outcomes with people with diabetes who have had babies but I still wonder any information or thoughts or words of wisdom it's greatly appreciated....Thank u:)
Comment by Brea on May 9, 2011 at 1:14pm
i just got married in dec. my husband is in the army and we are 24 but dont plan to have kids until we're 27 or 28. i talked to my endo about it and he recommended i get on the pump. ive been on shots for 5 years now. heard good and bad things about the pump but if it will help regulate me more so im able to conceive then by all means i would choose the pump. any suggestions on what has worked for yall?

Comment by Sharon Fung on December 9, 2010 at 12:01pm
I've just been installed on a pump. I really want to get pregnant asap! Any advice on how to get my A1C down asap is appreciated! I'm being really careful with my diet, checking BG before meals and an hour after. My biggest issue will be how stressful my job as a teacher can get-but I can already see a huge improvement in BG levels with my new pump!
Comment by Abbey on August 26, 2010 at 10:54am
Just in-- 6.0% !!!!!!!!! I'm so pleased. If your interested, read about here http://nottoohighnottoolow.blogspot.com/
Comment by Kristin on August 25, 2010 at 12:50am
My doctor wants the A1c under 6.5 before trying to conceive. She says that will usually lead to an under 6 A1c during pregnancy.
Comment by Anna on August 24, 2010 at 7:15pm
What are docs recommending your A1C be down to in order to get pregnant? around 6?
Comment by Lyrehca on March 31, 2010 at 5:45am
Hi Gina--I did genetic testing. It's a bunch of bloodwork that shows if you are at increased risk for particular diseases like Tay Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis, etc. My husband and I weren't at increased risk, so it was really just to rule things out. If you do find you or your partner are at increased risk, you'll get counseling to determine the specifics. Good luck!
Comment by Gina Scala on March 31, 2010 at 4:57am
Got my 3 month A1C results back today down from a 7.0 to a 6.8 moving along, moving along!! See the endo doc on Friday, we will see what he says.

The gyno wants me to go for genetic testing -- anyone do that?
Comment by Gina Scala on March 18, 2010 at 5:23am
I've found the CGM (Freestyle Navigator) to really really help in lowering my A1C. I can see trends that I never knew existed before. I've dropped from 8.4 to 7.0 and waiting on the next 3 month test results due today.... fingers crossed.
Comment by Gina Scala on March 8, 2010 at 5:21am
Cheryl -

I agree I have scoured Amazon for books and resources and a lot of what I have come across are awful. I am so excited to read something "real" Best of luck with the book!


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