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 tighter control (I had one or two highs per week at that point) before I started trying to conceive. My A1C at that point was 7.1. but I was told that the longer you have diabetes, the more difficult it is to be under a 7%. I then saw my OB and she asked about my diabetes, I told her what has been going on and she said, Have fun trying! And gave us 6 months to get pregnant. I saw my endo again yesterday (don't have the results of the AlC yet) but she said, Have fun trying!
Is it weird that no one has recommended a high-risk OB, pre-conception counseling, or a nutritionist? I feel that every time I hear about a pregnant diabetic or someone trying, they are going to some doctor nearly every week. I asked my endo yesterday if I should see any of these people, and she said she was comfortable with how things are going for me. I obviously want a healthy baby, healthy pregnancy, and best health possible after delivery. Should I be making appointments on my own?
My Husband and I start the long process of trying to get pregant in Oct and we just now go the ok to start trying. My Dr told me that you shouldnt even think about trying until your A1C is under 6.5. He said the risk for the baby to have heart and brain issues doubles for point your A1C is over 7. My dr sent me to see a high risk obstetrician and at first I was going to see them every 2 weeks to get my numbers were they needed to be. But now that my A1C is now 5.9 they cut me down to once a mth. If your DR is not that worried about your A1C and not sending you to high-risk I would be making the calls. The risk are scary but it can be done. I hoping you are on the pump. It makes things soo much easier. Let me know what is going on. I would love someone to talk to about all of this.
Thanks for your reply! I too would love someone to talk to about this, because I am feeling very alone.
I am seeing a Fertility doc in 2 weeks, so I will ask him my questions and hopefully get referrals.