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.

12 comments:

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Scott K. Johnson said...

Fingers crossed!

The Fraudulent Teacher said...

I have type 1 d and had two babies before the internet. Did my best to control BG but there wasn't much knowledge available. They were both large at birth but otherwise great. Both now in their twenties and thriving, without diabetes. Glad I didn't know any better.

Medication Reminder said...

Carry on and we will keep blogging to end this diabetes ignorance.

THanks for sharing.

Leighann of D-Mom Blog said...

I am not diabetic myself, but my husband and I prepared for both pregnancies. I'm a planner, that's for sure! My husband and I read "Before your pregnancy: a 90-day guide for couples on how to prepare for a healthy conception" and took many of the suggestions into consideration.

You can do this! Good luck!

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Fresh Garden said...

That's true, I couldn't agree more.
All the best, Nikki!

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