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Lauren replied to LovetoHike's discussion 'Green light :)' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Congrats to you! And lots and lots of baby dust to you too. :) I ADORE my Dex Platinum G4. I had the Seven Plus with my first pregnancy and I can't imagine getting through a diabetic pregnancy without a cgm. Although I know some mamas in this…"
Aug 19, 2014
Lauren replied to JmeCoakFarmer's discussion 'Prenatal Vitamins' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"There are a lot of good ones out there. I don't really think it's necessary to get the prescription ones, but I suppose it depends on your doctor's recommendations. Also, if you generally do not get a lot of whole foods or nutrients…"
Aug 19, 2014
Lauren replied to Amanda's discussion 'Advice for lowering A1c before pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Good luck TTC!! I will say that, for me, the quickest way to lower a1c is to get pregnant. :) There is just something psychological about knowing that your growing baby's health is dependent on your blood sugar. For me, I went from…"
Aug 19, 2014
Lauren replied to Teo's discussion 'Vaginal birth VS Planned Cesarian Section' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Good for you for looking into all of this early! I think it's always good to educate yourself now so that you can advocate for yourself later if needed. I think the whole natural birth vs. c-section is personal and depends on the mom and…"
Aug 19, 2014
Lauren replied to Andrea G's discussion 'Advice for 2nd baby' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"It really is tough for us T1D's, even in pre-conception! I have a 2.5 year old, and I am currently 12 weeks pregnant. I started TTC this time with an A1c of 7. I knew this was higher than optimal, and it was not a number I ever saw when I was…"
Aug 19, 2014
Lauren replied to Hayley's discussion 'Insulin Pump During Natural Childbirth' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Haha, I just read this and realized that I replied to the original post waaay back when I was pregnant the first time, before I had given birth. Well now that I HAVE experienced labor, I will say that I used my pump and cgm all the way throughout a…"
Jun 21, 2014
Lauren replied to Norma Coello- Plum's discussion 'Baby Girl, Luna born December 10th' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Beautiful! Congrats to you! And congrats on breastfeeding, mama! :)"
Jan 15, 2014
Lauren replied to Liz's discussion 'due date/induction/what week did you give birth???' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"My son came on his own (no induction) via vaginal birth at 39 weeks. Best of luck to you!"
Jan 15, 2014
Lauren replied to Sharon Fung's discussion 'Fearghus 君擇 Timothy Patrick Fung (Fearghus is pronounced Fer-gus)' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Congrats Sharon! He is precious!"
May 6, 2013
Lauren replied to kphil06's discussion 'Baby is here!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Congratulations on your sweet baby girl! Giving birth to a healthy baby is a HUGE success for us T1's, and you have MUCH to be proud of despite the fact that the birth didn't go exactly as planned. Good job mama! :)"
Feb 11, 2013
Lauren replied to Ashley's discussion 'Did you use you pump when in labor??' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I used my pump and cgm for the entirety of my labor, delivery, and recovery. Blood sugars stayed between 85 and 155, and were around 100 pretty much the entire time. It is totally possible for you and your husband to do this! Fortunately I…"
Jan 28, 2013
Lauren replied to Rose's discussion 'Yoga/Stretching' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I did yoga throughout my entire pregnancy and I think that it was definitely a factor in my overall health during pregnancy and my smooth birth experience. Plus it just feels super good! :) I don't have a specific DVD to recommend, but I would…"
Jan 28, 2013
Lauren replied to Roop's discussion 'Were you induced?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Nope, I was not induced. I went into labor when I was at 38 weeks 6 days, and my son was born naturally at 39 weeks. My doctors were talking induction from 38 weeks on, and they were using very scary language like "stillbirth" with me too.…"
Jan 28, 2013
Lauren replied to abcpav's discussion 'Just got the good news!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Yay! Congrats to you!!"
Nov 3, 2012
Lauren replied to Katrina Schindler's discussion 'Recommendations for a Good Endo for Type I's in San Francisco?' in the group US - Northern California Diabetes
"Bump! I also would love to find a good endo in the bay area. I moved to Fremont from LA this summer and have been having a tough time finding a good endo. I'm looking for many of the same qualities that you are (cool with some degree of…"
Oct 2, 2012
Lauren joined Manny Hernandez's group

US - Northern California Diabetes

If you live in California, north of San Luis Obispo, Kern or San Bernardino and you are touched by diabetes, this group is for you.
Oct 2, 2012

Profile Information

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?
Support network, tips, advice for a healthy T1D pregnancy
Date diagnosed
December 24, 1997
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping

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At 6:03am on June 6, 2012, Angela said…

Again, thank you so much!! I am currently 31 1/2 weeks and baby is measuring about 5 lbs.I love my high risk OB but she said there may be talk of a c-section or induction if she gets to 9-10lbs..I'm so scared of both.I also know measurments can be off and she said the same thing.I hope I get a chance for a natural birth.Whatever happens,I just want our little one to come out healthy :). May I message you as well?

At 6:51am on June 5, 2012, Angela said…

your birth story is very inspiring!! I am due in July and have had type 1 for 18 years. Hope to talk more with you :)

At 7:27am on October 23, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Lauren!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 6:39am on October 23, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lauren....how is the young mom doing? ♥
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?
At 6:26am on October 23, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Lauren. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 9:39pm on May 16, 2011, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 2:15pm on May 16, 2011, Lauren said…
Wow, thank you all for the warm welcome! I have been a longtime Tu lurker, so it feels good to be an official member. It seems like a pretty awesome online community!
At 10:01am on May 16, 2011, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Lauren!
At 6:48am on May 16, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 5:04am on May 16, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Lauren, welcome! nice a1c. Please join this Group


we have many members pregnant now and lots of new moms too.



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