Hey there, my name is Aira I am 31 years old. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes after the doctor found sugar in my urine at a routine maternal checkup, this was @ approx. 8weeks pregnant, she sent me to the lab for further testing and sure enough my BG was high, I started on insulin injections right away and had a very healthy baby girl through c-section @ 36 weeks, she weighed 7lbs 12oz. At the hospital they checked my sugars and they were back to normal range - nothing to worry about, great just pregnancy induced, next time we try atleast I know what I am up against. About 18 months later we are going to try for another, but I am having a reaccuring infection and deceide maybe I need a good check up just make sure all is well before getting prego again. See the dr, run the test, they check my blood sugar 253, I haven't eaten in 3 hours and all it was was a sandwich, that shouldn't make my sugar that high afterall it was just gestational and my sugars were back to normal. The PA was convinced it was Type 2 and I needed to start on Glocophage right away and maintain a diabetic diet and excercise. HELLO, I am 25, 5'3" and 118lbs and no family history of diabetes, are you crazy? I dont have Type 2 diabetes. After a long talk with the PA, I conviced her to do a pregnancy test because I was not going to take that medication that I knew I could not get pregnant on or carry a baby if I was infact currently pregnant, it crosses the placenta and would kill my baby. She told me before the test there was no way possible I was pregnant based on when my last cycle was. Low and behold I was less than a week pregnant. Okay, that explains the high blood sugar. On to the OB/GYN we go, he wants to do a A1C an A1 what? He explains that this will tell him alot of info regarding the last 3 months BG. The results come back 6.8, this is good as far as the pregnancy is concerned but as far as diabetes, I am told I will always be a diabetic and probably always be on insulin. I thought after the pregnancy the diabetes should go away right.... WRONG! My second beautiful little girl was born @ 39 weeks weighing 7lbs 6oz, now thats an awesome birth weight for a diabetic mother. I tried then to maintain with diet and excercise, a bit of denial. By the time my infant was 6 months old I was so sick and weighing a whopping 89lbs (talk about some ketoacidosis), I was forced to see the doctor. I then stared on injections for about a year with tons of lows on Lantus, my doctor recommended the pump. That was in Sept 2003 and I've been a pumper since. I have had good and bad times with this pump by my side but we will get through them all. And as for me I end everyday praying for a cure.