Oh glad that you are both still doing well and that your little one stayed in this long!! That means it will not be a premature birth! I forgot how many weeks along you are! That would be great if you went into labor naturally.
I managed my own blood sugars before and after the c-section. During the c-section, no one measured my blood sugar. They gave me an IV with NO glucose during the c-section. Afterwards, I went low -- so I got a drip with glucose, but I told them to turn it off when I went high. It seemed normal to them that I told them how to manage my blood sugar. It would have made me nervous to let someone else manage it.
Even if they manage it, bring a lot of test strips and you can check your blood sugar and tell them what to do if you are high or low. Do you usually use Actarapid?? It is not a fast-acting insulin -- so it would be better to have some NovoRapid or Humalog with you (if that is what you usually use). In case you go high, those would help bring it down faster.
I found that my insulin needs decreased even before the c-section. So I took only 80% of my insulin during the night before. After the c-section, I needed less immediately. So you may want to take less of your long acting insulin the night before and just give small corrections when you start to go high. I checked my blood sugar every 1-2 hours during the night before the c-section (I didn't sleep much!!) to make sure that it would be in a good range. I tried to keep it between 5-7 mmol/L because I didn't want to have a low during the c-section either.
If you go into labor naturally, will they let you manage your own blood sugars?
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