"Currently pregnant with my second, and both I saw/see my OB and my endo. I also get ultrasounds with a perinatologist (probably very similar, professionally, as your MFM) since he has better equipment and knows how to better watch for signs of…"
"In my experience (21 weeks through my 2nd pregnancy), there aren't big insulin resistance changes in the first half of the pregnancy. A couple adjustments here or there, no biggie.
But as I got closer to my 3rd trimester last time, the changes…"
"I've had a couple over 350 (and several in the 200s) and felt similarly. Doesn't it feel just terrible? :(
As I understand it, the occasional high isn't a huge concern as long as you're usually in very good control. But my endo…"
"Rose: I agree with Kristen 100%. It's totally normal to have those mixed feelings, and trust me when I say the timing would never have been perfect and you never really feel ready. We also kept waiting for the right time, until we realized it…"
"It's not too early to test at all, but bear in mind that tests often give false negatives. I say, go back to the drug store and pick up a box with two or three tests in it, and choose a variety labeled "early detection." These are…"
"Most OBs have very little to do with the BG management of their T1 patients. They aren't specialists in diabetes or insulin therapy. They're specialists in obstetrics (even if "high risk" obstetrics).
Here's how it works for…"
"I don't think waxing would benefit things, because if the pore tends to get blocked then it would also tend to become an ingrown hair (which can, again, cause a blocked pore).
I had a blocked pore that became an infected follicle once, and the…"
"From what I understand, going too low causes protein and/or ketones to "spill" into your urine. There is some debate about whether this is OK, but let me just warn you that protein in the urine is one of the signs they watch for when they…"
"great job handling this situation. I think a lot of OB's unfortunately see the worst in their patients with diabetes. My perinatologist is always telling me how most of his patients on the pump are constantly seeing BG numbers in the…"
"That totally flabbergasts me! Remembering my last pregnancy, I sometimes had to make my own adjustments once every couple of DAYS. They expected you to just ignore your own clear needs until they could give you an in-person nod?
I thought that too,…"
"I have no idea why high risk OB are handling T1 diabetic like we are idiots. I've done 1 pregnancy in Canada where I was sent to a high risk clinic where I saw a nurse, an endo, an OB, and a nutritionist on a biweekly basis until my last…"
"I should also say that I have a LOT of respect for doctors who DON'T pretend to be experts on D if they aren't. My GP was the one who diagnosed me, and she immediately made referrals, "because I am NOT an endocrinologist!" She…"
"I've definitely found this. I've learned to assume that unless a doctor/nurse/dietician actually specializes in diabetes, then I need to take anything they say about it with a grain of salt. My OB, for example, told me that I should be…"
"So, I have a fun update to this. :)
Yesterday afternoon, I got a message from my endo's receptionist that said we'd talk about it in more detail at my appointment next week, "but she wants you to know she's with you on this. She…"
hey Lizzie, can I ask you something? I think you mentioned in a discussion that one of your very early pregnancy symptoms were unexplained highs? Could I ask, how high, and for how long? I'm experiencing some weird highs, and on the tiny chance that I may be pregnant, I'm rather worried about them.
hi Lizzie, welcome! I had a super endo when we lived in OKC, Dr. Matt Draelos. oh, and I read a little of your blog (nice writer!) and thought I'd tell you about a Group here for those thinking of having a baby
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