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Pump vs. Pens

Started this discussion. Last reply by drewgolden Nov 17, 2012. 23 Replies

I am a newly-diagnosed type one, just under six months. I currently use Levemir and Humalog pens. I am considering switching to a pump, as my educator thinks it will better fit my active lifestyle. I…Continue

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JLemon replied to JLemon's discussion 'Size of baby around 32 weeks' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Thank you ladies! Very helpful! I do feel fortunate that I have a good team of doctors who I completely trust. I agree, I should probably not worry until one of them seems concerned. As of right now, they didn't make any of it out as a big…"
4 hours ago
E. Louise replied to JLemon's discussion 'Size of baby around 32 weeks' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"PS I realize you're talking about induction, not a c-section, but with big babies of diabetic moms, lots of OBs will want to do a c-section because of the elevated risk of shoulder dystocia."
10 hours ago
E. Louise replied to JLemon's discussion 'Size of baby around 32 weeks' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I don't remember how big my babies were at that point in my pregnancies, but #1 was born at 37 weeks and was 9 lb 13 oz, and #2 was born at 39 weeks and was 8 lb 8 oz. (By the way, there is an upsurge in growth right at the end with all…"
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busybee replied to JLemon's discussion 'Size of baby around 32 weeks' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Back info- My first T1 pregnancy was with my third child, my second daughter. I have two older children that I was gestational diabetic with then diagnosed with T1 after my second pregnancy. My first child was 8lbs. 2oz, second child 8lbs. 13oz.,…"
21 hours ago
Sharon Fung replied to JLemon's discussion 'Size of baby around 32 weeks' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"both of mine were in the 50th percentile up until 36 weeks. By 37/38 weeks they shot up into the 90th percentile, this happened both times with both babies. I had good control, babies were born in different countries, I had different doctors for…"
JLemon added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!

Size of baby around 32 weeks

Hi All,Just curious as to the sizes of your babies from around 30 weeks on. I know it is slightly more common for babies born to diabetics to be a little bigger. I am just shy of 33 weeks and we had our biophysical profile done today. Last ultrasound (28 weeks) indicated that baby's midsection was in the 70th some percentile. Today we found out that she is estimated to be around 5lbs 2oz, and her midsection is in the 97th percentile! The doctor didn't seem overly concerned. I begin my weekly…See More
JLemon commented on jessica's group 'Oh! BABY!!!'
"Following - I am right there with you Nicole. Seems like I am always just playing catch-up!"
JLemon replied to Jopwood's discussion 'OB Appointments' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hi! I had my first OB appt around 8 weeks. This is my first pregnancy and they wanted me to get in no later than that since they consider it "high risk". They did a pregnancy test, but can't remember exactly what else. I did get blood…"
Mar 12
HFXNS replied to JLemon's discussion 'Pregnancy Questions' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Re: maternity jeans, you could cut a hole in the inside of your pocket (the side against your skin), and feed your tubing through it and just carry the pump in your pocket."
Jan 22
Kristin replied to JLemon's discussion 'Pregnancy Questions' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hi! This is a delayed reply but... My lows lasted until 19-20 weeks. With my first pregnancy, insulin resistance set in strong after that (had to double my insulin levels by the end), then lows returned at 33 weeks (which was NOT a sign of placenta…"
Jan 22
JLemon replied to krystal parker's discussion 'Pre-conceived appointment' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Sounds like you are on the right track! You have a great A1c and it is great that you have already been taking prenatal vitamins. Here are a couple of things I would ask at your appointment: - Who will be overseeing your diabetes care throughout…"
Jan 20
JLemon replied to Stephanie's discussion 'Sugars are running high in first trimester' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hi Stephanie! I may not be much of a help, as I had the opposite problem and had such struggles with lows the whole first trimester, but I would have your doctor make some adjustments on your pump. I would send in a log of your numbers to your endo…"
Jan 19
JLemon replied to Mekenzie D's discussion 'Not I pictured this going a few days ago..' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"So very sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to you and your husband!"
Dec 30, 2014
JLemon replied to JLemon's discussion 'Pregnancy Questions' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"That is exactly how I feel! I have had a hard time deciding on what to bolus as well because for the longest time I wasn't sure if my food would even stay down. I am hoping now that I am starting to feel a little better things will stay…"
Dec 23, 2014
Ashley replied to JLemon's discussion 'Pregnancy Questions' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"...also the pants I've found with the short wasteband are from Gap"
Dec 23, 2014
Ashley replied to JLemon's discussion 'Pregnancy Questions' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Yes! I did have tons of lows early on with both of my pregnancies (pregnant with my second now). With my first I was barely on any insulin at all it was crazy!? It was about 23/24 weeks that I noticed a steady increase from there on out. By the end…"
Dec 23, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
I hope to gain insight and inspiration from others in my situation, and I hope to provide support to others.
Date diagnosed
April 24, 2012
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Minimed

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At 1:22pm on November 1, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend J...
West Virginia....a distance away, but it feels like you're right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario. I'm a wife of 33 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children (one 28, the other 26), a grandma to 3 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer....I speak French fluently, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Nice to have you as a friend!!!
Keep in touch, ok?


At 5:10am on November 1, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!

At 4:17am on November 1, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home JLemon!
April 24th...little more than 6 months ago! How's it all going?
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"Young Adults with Diabetes".
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
DO THE BIG BLUE TEST (BBT)....For more info, see the upper left hand corner of home page. There's a video there too about the BBT!!!!
Take care....and keep in touch!




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