Tuesday, March 22, 2011

On the Horizon


Having type 1 diabetes takes a lot of planning. As a fairly organized person, I take pride in keeping it together. One thing that must be planned is type 1 and pregnancy. After countless hours of thought, I am ready to take the plunge. There is something about motivation when it doesn't just affect you. Here's hoping.

In order to be proactive about pregnancy and an autoimmune disease is to prepare dilligently. Your HbA1c must be in a normal range of under 6.5%, which means your bloodsugars are kept in steady control. Pre-pregnancy appointments with your OB, Endo, and other related doctors are a must. There is a lot to worry about, high blood sugar levels can lead to birth defects.

If you peruse the web about diabetes and pregnancy you will find a million horror stories. But, the stories that really matter to me are the success stories of the DOC, here, here, and here. Needless to say, I am inspired. I just hope I do it as well.

Glad I was finally able to write this. Cross your fingers for J and me, we need it.