lizzistardust
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  • Oklahoma City, OK
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lizzistardust replied to Teo's discussion 'Slapped Cheek (Fifth Disease/ Paravirus B19/ Erythema infectiosum) at the school I work. Worried :( Anyone with experience/ knowledge about this?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Here's a link to our center for disease control's page on it. It says there's less than a 5% chance it can cause severe problems if you catch it, but that would still be enough of a chance to make me stay home.…"
Jun 14
lizzistardust replied to Teo's discussion 'Slapped Cheek (Fifth Disease/ Paravirus B19/ Erythema infectiosum) at the school I work. Worried :( Anyone with experience/ knowledge about this?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"It's pretty common here in the states, and pregnant women are ALWAYS cautioned to stay away from Fifth Disease! I'd stay home until it clears up, absolutely."
Jun 14
lizzistardust commented on jessica's group 'Oh! BABY!!!'
"Tamara: Real ginger ale was AWESOME for me. If I threw up what I ate and doubted I could keep down more food yet, I'd pour myself the equivalent amount of carbs in ginger ale and slowly sip it. There's also crystallized ginger or ginger…"
Dec 9, 2013
lizzistardust replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Big baby #2, need some advice' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Several thoughts: Her belly has very little to so with shoulder dystocia. Bellies compress pretty easily. And 8'3" at this stage isn't that big. I see no safety reason not to try for a VBAC. As you said, you can always opt for a C-s…"
Dec 7, 2013
lizzistardust replied to KCCO's discussion 'Belly Band!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I used the ones from Motherhood Maternity and didn't find them helpful in that way at all. Hiding half-zipped flies or making a CGM sensor less obvious, yes, but it wouldn't have helped hold a sensor or site on. I eventually started…"
Oct 16, 2013
lizzistardust replied to Erin Huff Carper's discussion 'Decreased Insulin Needs at the end of pregnancy?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Absolutely. With my first, I think it was at about 36 weeks. With my second, probably 38. It's normal, but are you doing non-stress tests? That's the best way to know the lows aren't a sign of distress."
Sep 21, 2013
lizzistardust replied to Liz's discussion 'due date/induction/what week did you give birth???' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I also had excess amniotic fluid with my first son. An my A1c never went above a 5.4 during the pregnancy, so don't blame your BG control. It just happens sometimes. My OB scheduled an induction for my due date. My water broke at 39 weeks and…"
Sep 21, 2013
lizzistardust replied to Type1Mel's discussion 'Pregnancy with type 1 Diabetes (1st pregnancy)' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Welcome, Mel! I agree with Erin, it's the overall control that matters most. It's easy to stress about it when you have a baby on board, but I had to learn to just correct, consider whether the high is a part of a pattern requiring a…"
Aug 13, 2013
Maismommy replied to lizzistardust's discussion 'Late Pregnancy Lows?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I had an ultrasound to check the placenta and umbilical cord as I was already in hospital for other reasons and it was all fine. I did a lot of research about it and it is quite common"
Aug 6, 2013
lizzistardust replied to lizzistardust's discussion 'Late Pregnancy Lows?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Sounds like I'm in just about the right range, then. I woke up this morning at 52, had 12 carbs worth of candy then a 30 carb breakfast shortly after but with no bolus because my BG wasn't coming up quickly enough for me to feel…"
Aug 6, 2013
Maismommy replied to lizzistardust's discussion 'Late Pregnancy Lows?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Mine was just before 36 wks about 35 and 4. I delivered by csection at 38 and 1"
Aug 6, 2013
Laura Strudwick replied to lizzistardust's discussion 'Late Pregnancy Lows?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I did at 35 weeks on the dot... but then I went into labor 3 days later, so that was probably an early sign for me. Also my drop in insulin needs was more like a crash, so perhaps not really comparable."
Aug 6, 2013
lizzistardust added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!
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Late Pregnancy Lows?

When did you start having reduced insulin needs again? I'm at 36 weeks and suspect I'm just barely starting that phase. I don't think I ever recorded when it started last time!
Aug 6, 2013
lizzistardust replied to Michelle's discussion 'Interviewing a Doula' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Tell her that. Say that you have a plan regarding your diabetes, and you're concerned about people overwhelming you about it during delivery. Doulas try very hard to reduce stress, so I think that would eliminate any chance of her trying to…"
Aug 6, 2013
lizzistardust replied to Michelle's discussion 'Interviewing a Doula' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I think most doulas will pretty much just learn from you what your unique needs are due to the T1D. She probably knows the very basics of how D affects pregnancy/birth, like that babies are often larger and OBs tend to really push interventions like…"
Aug 6, 2013
lizzistardust replied to Kate's discussion 'Probably Controversial...' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I'm pregnant with #2 and the current plan is to get my tubes tied during my repeat c-section. So, I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. Like you, I don't want to be pregnant again. Between the typical pregnancy stuff and the…"
Aug 2, 2013

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At 9:27pm on May 18, 2011, Arihat said…
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.
At 12:54pm on August 1, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Lizzistardust!
At 10:06am on August 1, 2010, Marie B said…
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

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/ohbaby

let me know if you have any questions. I've had it for 42 years, and joining TuDiabetes is the best thing I ever did for my diabetes.
At 9:46am on August 1, 2010, shae said…
At 8:19am on August 1, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 1:20am on August 1, 2010, Linda G said…
This is still new to you....how's it all going?

Welcome home lizzistardust....
Take a peek at some the other groups when you get a chance. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here are a few useful links to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/minimedparadigmusers
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/New_Member_Guide
and I also wanted to invite you to enter your A1c through the TuAnalyze application:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/profile/apps
so we can light up the TuAnalyze map:
http://www.tuanalyze.org
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Take care....and keep in touch!
 
 
 

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