Hi all,For the past few weeks, when I put the minilink into the charger, a red light comes on. I replaced the battery recently, so I know that isn't it. And it seems to still work fine. Has anyone…Continue
Hi ladies! I'm about 5w with baby #2, but this is the first pregnancy while wearing the Omnipod. I've noticed that I tend to be a bit oily (I know, yuck!) the first trimester and it seems that maybe it isn't just my face and hair... my pods seem to not be sticking as well.Has anyone had experience with this? I don't have any of those "bands 4 life", but should I get one? Is this something that will last all pregnancy or just the first trimester?Thanks!See More
"Congrats Heather! The Balancing Pregnancy book is a must, and the women here are also great with questions/concerns/panics. It can be hard to know if you've found the right doctor, so do your best, follow your gut, and just be sure to be a…"
"I agree with Anna- don't think about the amount of insulin, focus on your blood sugars. In fact, I had to go back to that mentality post baby, b/c I think we often fear more insulin or have preconceived ideas of what amount of insulin we should…"
"Take a deep breath, Anna, it will be okay! 1. Definitely bring some juice and snacks with you to Labor and Delivery so you have it on hand. 2. We bought a ton of juice for when I came home and breast feed and I used it up quickly... I ended up…"
"For my pregnancy, I saw a regular OB who was in a practice with a MFM just in case... I'm sure that if you saw a regular OB who at least was comfortable and knowledgeable about when it would be needed to refer you to a MFM, that would be…"
"YES! Holy cow it is so hard! Plus, at least for me, my body is different and my diabetes seems different since being pregnant. I tried to do basal testing, but realized I seem to shift every few months with regards to my basal rates, so I have…"
Hi ladies, My husband and I are debating on how a second child will join us- adoption or another pregnancy. One thing that really worries me is that after having our daughter 1 1/2 years ago, we discovered I have arthritis/mild degeneration in my SI joints- or the joints between your spine and pelvis. I'm terrified that a pregnancy would make this worse, or at best, be really painful. Does anyone have any experience with arthritis and pregnancy in addition to the 'betes?? I mean, honestly, the…See More
"Congratulations! It sounds like a really difficult time, but that you and your husband did well given the circumstances. Don't forget to be kind to yourself! We all stretch ourselves to give our all to our new babies that we forget to care for…"
"Ugh is right! That was what I hated most about being pregnant- the ignorance! I had a NP tell me to make sure I took sugar tablets with me in case I had a low blood sugar... I was like, really? I've had this disease 20 years, and I'm on…"
"Yeah, I concur- prenatal yoga is key! I used this video which gives you three different options for each pose according to trimester, and is broken into three sections overall, so you can do as much or as little as you like:…"
"I think you'll find a wide range of A1C's here! I was 6.9 when we first started trying to concieve, and then didn't go below 6.2 until the third trimeseter and my baby girl is healthy as can be. Additionally, there are women here who…"
"I'm so glad to hear about your carb ratios!! I'm in a similar boat and had an across the board 1:5 ratio before my pregnancy. I did have a 1:1 ratio by the third trimester. The biggest thing for me (and I was on a pump) was to start giving…"
Hi! I just replied to your post and then noticed on your page that you're pregnant! Congratulations! I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and 10 month old twin sons and I've had T1 since I was 3, so if I can ever offer you tips or support, feel free to send me a friend request. :-)
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